Two men found dead at Versace mansion before anniversary of fashion designer’s death

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 (Miami Beach Police)
(Miami Beach Police)

Two men have been found dead at the former Versace mansion one day before the anniversary of the tragic fashion designer’s death.

Miami Beach police were alerted to the deaths at the Villa Casa Casuarina, now a hotel, by staff on Wednesday.

The scene was contained to the hotel room and detectives have launched a death investigation, police said.

Officials didn’t identify the men or how they died.

The mansion on Ocean Drive where Gianni Versace was shot dead in 1997 (AP)
The mansion on Ocean Drive where Gianni Versace was shot dead in 1997 (AP)

Thursday marks the 24th anniversary of Gianni Versace’s fatal shooting outside the South Beach landmark.

On the morning of July 15, 1997, Versace was returning home from the News Cafe, just a few blocks away from his Ocean Drive mansion.

As Versace began to climb the steps to his home, serial killer Andrew Cunanan shot him in the head. Cunanan, who was suspected of killing four other men, killed himself on a houseboat eight days after Versace’s shooting.

Casa Casuarina was built in 1930 and purchased by Versace in 1992. It has operated as a boutique hotel since 2015.

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