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Laguna Beach clothing designer died of natural causes

November 9, 2011 | 11:21 am

Jonas Bevacqua and Robert Wright of LRG designs

A Laguna Beach clothing designer died of natural causes, the Orange County Coroner's office said Wednesday.

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

Bevacqua was suffering from pneumonia and myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart, the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot reported, citing the coroner's office.

Bevacqua was the co-founder of the Irvine-based streetwear brand Lifted Research Group, most 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.

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Photo: Jonas Bevacqua, left, and Robert Wright of design label LRG. Credit: Michael Kelley / For The Times

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