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Johnny Mathis’ Hollywood Hills mansion has hillside collapse in front of it

The Hollywood Hills home of music legend Johnny Mathis has had a hillside collapse in front of it. 

The landslide – which came after an extended storm in Southern California – occurred seven years after the same domicile was destroyed in a fire.

According to KABC, the landslide left pipes and other parts of the home’s infrastructure exposed, and cut off the utilities.

The latest: The Hollywood Hills home of music legend Johnny Mathis had a hillside collapse in front of it

The disaster took place in the 1400 block of Sunset Plaza in the Hollywood Hills, the station reported, and it was not immediately clear how the landslide impacted the stability of the house.

A silver Jaguar parked outside the home was covered and filled with mud and debris in the wake of the landslide, the station reported. A representative for Mathis told DailyMail.com the vehicle belonged to a neighbor. 

The incident comes more than seven years after the same property was decimated by a November 2015 fire.

The blaze destroyed all of Mathis’ property, save for a few mementoes.

The Hollywood Hills home has been battered by a landslide, more than seven years after it was decimated in a blaze

The Hollywood Hills home has been battered by a landslide, more than seven years after it was decimated in a blaze 

According to KABC, the landslide left pipes and other parts of the home’s infrastructure exposed, and cut off the utilities

According to KABC, the landslide left pipes and other parts of the home’s infrastructure exposed, and cut off the utilities

It was not immediately clear how the landslide impacted the stability of the house

It was not immediately clear how the landslide impacted the stability of the house 

A silver Jaguar parked in front of the home was covered and filled with mud and debris in the wake of the landslide

A silver Jaguar parked in front of the home was covered and filled with mud and debris in the wake of the landslide 

More than 40 firefighters worked to douse the fire, which caused the roof of the home to cave in.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said at the time that there was ‘nothing left’ of the house, which was ‘absolutely totaled.’ 

Mathis returned to Los Angeles at the time after playing a show in Cleveland, telling reporters at the time that he was grateful no one was injured in the fire.

‘I’m OK, nobody got hurt – that’s always important – we can always replace things,’ he told the AP. 

The home was previously destroyed in a fire in November of 2015, which destroyed all of Mathis’ property, save for a few mementoes

The home was previously destroyed in a fire in November of 2015, which destroyed all of Mathis’ property, save for a few mementoes 

More than 40 firefighters worked to douse the fire, which caused the roof of the home to cave in

More than 40 firefighters worked to douse the fire, which caused the roof of the home to cave in

He told KTLA5: ‘I’m a very lucky man, I could’ve been here, I could’ve been in bed. ‘I’m very lucky, a little sad of course, but very lucky.’ 

Speaking with DailyMail.com about the landslide, a representative for Mr. Mathis revealed the incident occurred on the morning of January 10. 

No one was hurt and, aside from the Jaguar, there was no damage done to the street or other neighboring properties, the representative said. 

As of now, Mathis is waiting on the city to grant permits for dirt removal so they can begin fixing the hillside. 

Significant damage was seen in the wake of the 2015 fire at the entertainer's home

Significant damage was seen in the wake of the 2015 fire at the entertainer's home

Significant damage was seen in the wake of the 2015 fire at the entertainer’s home

Mathis returned to Los Angeles at the time after playing a show in Cleveland, telling reporters at the time that he was grateful no one was injured in the fire

Mathis returned to Los Angeles at the time after playing a show in Cleveland, telling reporters at the time that he was grateful no one was injured in the fire 

Mathis said he was ‘grateful’ no one had been injured in the incident as he addressed the landslide on his Instagram account: ‘Thank you very much to everyone for your concern & support. Very grateful no one was hurt, and hopefully the break in the rain will make repairs easier.’ 

The destruction came in the midst of devastating rains hitting Southern California, which has seen flooding, strong winds, and evacuation orders occur.

The weather has cost the lives of at least 20 people in California since December 26, according to Reuters. As of Monday, tens of thousands of people were still under evacuation orders. 

Mathis, an inductee in the Grammys Hall of Fame, has been active for seven decades in music, with songs such as Chances Are; Too Much, Too Little, Too Late and It’s Not for Me to Say.

His smooth voice and musical talent have propelled him to worldwide fame.

The chart-topper has sold an estimated 350 million records worldwide, rivaling Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. He has been has been touring the world for the last 65 years.

Mathis, an inductee in the Grammys Hall of Fame, has been active for seven decades in music, with songs such as Chances Are; Too Much, Too Little, Too Late and It's Not for Me to Say

Mathis, an inductee in the Grammys Hall of Fame, has been active for seven decades in music, with songs such as Chances Are; Too Much, Too Little, Too Late and It’s Not for Me to Say

Mathis pictured performing December 2022 in Irvine, California

Mathis pictured performing December 2022 in Irvine, California 

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