Tuesday, May 31, 2011

LRG hip hop clothing designer found dead

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- The co-founder and creative director of the Irvine-based hip-hop inspired clothing company LRG was found dead this morning in his Laguna Beach Home.

Jonas Bevacqua was 34-years old.

The cause of his death is still unknown and is being investigated by the Orange County Coroner, according to Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino.
Bevacqua and Robert Wright founded the Lifted Research Group (LRG) in 1999.

Entrepreneur magazine reported the company had sales of $150 million in 2006, placing it at No. 5 on that year's list of the 500 fastest growing companies.

LRG began as strictly a clothing company but has branched out to include sales of electronic devices, music and other items.

LRG’s clothing has been worn by Kobe Bryant, Reggie Bush, Kanye West and Quentin Tarantino.


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