A Sad and Resounding Loss


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The CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, who built a nationwide business after moving to the United States from Jamaica, is being mourned after he reportedly killed himself in his New York City factory on Saturday. Lowell Hawthorne, 57, who was born in Jamaica, opened the first Golden Krust storefront in the Bronx…

I met Lowell Hawthorne in 2001 when my mother was battling end-stage cancer at a nearby hospital; he and his family kept my sister and I  nourished with the food and spirit of our birth home as we cared our extraordinary mother.  My heart goes out to Lowell for the pain that led him to take his life and to his lovely family, may they find comfort, courage, and strength to grieve, heal, and walk hope-filled into each new day.

via Golden Krust Bakery Founder Who Was ‘the Perfect American Success Story’ Reportedly Commits Suicide in His Factory — TIME