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Coroner: LRG co-founder died of natural causes

A Laguna Beach clothing designer died of natural causes, according to the Orange County coroner.

Jonas Gregory Bevacqua, 33, was found dead in his Laguna Beach home May 30 by his father and fiancé.

Bevacqua was suffering from pneumonia and myocarditis — or inflammation of the heart — according to the coroner.

Bevacqua was the co-founder of the Irvine-based streetwear brand Lifted Research Group, commonly known as LRG.


At the time of his death, noted celebrities, family, friends and his company took to the Web to send their condolences. The LRG website temporarily shut down and turned into a memorial for the co-founder.

Others took to Twitter, using the hashtag #RIPJonas to express their loss.

— Joanna Clay


Twitter: @joannaclay