Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Jonas Bevacqua, co-founder of LRG (Lifted Research Group) was found dead in his home on Bern Drive in Laguna Beach on Monday. Bevaqua was 34. No additional information has been officially released.
Bevacqua, along with Robert Wright, founded LRG in 1999. The company became profitable by 2002, and made its first $1 million in 2000. In 2006 sales figures were at an estimated $150 million. - Wikipedia
LRG focuses primarily on the design, production, and marketing of streetwear clothing and accessories. LRG both supports and is supported by a community of musicians, artists and athletes who have donned the company's clothing. According to LRG, the company's clothes have been worn by celebrities from Kobe Bryant and Reggie Bush to Kanye West and John Legend to Quentin Tarantino and Tom Arnold.
According to Orange County Register, his family is a veritable melting pot. Bevacqua, who is U.S-born Vietnamese, was adopted along with six others by Helen and Joe Bevacqua, who also have one biological son. He has a black brother and sister, Filipino brother and sister, half-white-half black sister, half Jamaican-half-Spanish brother and a white brother.
Bevacqua is survived by his fiancé, son, seven siblings and his mother and father, LRG officials said.
RIP Jonas Bevacqua.