Bevacqua, who was only 34-years-old, created LRG with business partner Robert Wright in 1999. Wright confirmed the news on Twitter. “[W]oke up at 8am to the worst news I’ve heard in my lifetime….my best man,” he wrote.
As of press time the cause of his death is unknown. “There were no obvious signs of the cause of death,” Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County sheriff’s office, told the AP. An autopsy will take place tomorrow.
Extremely popular in the hip-hop world—models for the company included Drake, B.o.B, 9th Wonder, The Alchemist, De La Soul, Freddie Gibbs, Smif-N-Wessun and Pete Rock, among others —LRG reported annual sales of $150 million by 2006.
COLOR OF LIFE sends out our deepest condolences to Bevacqua’s family and friends.
Photo by Andre' Wright Jr.