Golden Krust CEO found dead of suicide in the Bronx authorities say. Lowell Hawthorn originally from Jamaica built his company from the ground up and was able to expand throughout New York and others states including South Florida.
Reports were also made that a class action suite was filed against the CEO/company for unpaid overtime of employees. However many still have a hard time believing that, that could have been the source of his suicide. Some even believe there to be foul play.
@POTUS Ths man did NOT commit suicide this was set up to look like suicide by most likely a family member or business partner and needs to be investigated by the FBI immediately! #fbi #GoldenKrust https://t.co/uy4s05RNtF— c (@RobertP26973397) December 3, 2017
Many also continue to send their love and prayers to the Holness family, even the Prime Minister took to twitter.
My condolences to the friends, family and employees of Jamaica-born Lowell Hawthorne, CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill.— Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) December 3, 2017
He headed the largest Caribbean franchise chain in the US, with more than 120 stores. pic.twitter.com/PX9MpD2Mkg
My #Statement on the death of the beloved CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill. An indescribable loss for our City and Borough. The first Golden Krust opened in 1989 on Gun Hill Road, #Bronx RIP Lowell Hawthorne. 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/vNzBphb4pA— Vanessa L. Gibson (@Vanessalgibson) December 4, 2017
It was such an honor to receive the Golden Krust scholarship back in 2007 awarded by CEO Lowell Hawthorne. My condolences and RIP. https://t.co/K1uhHMDdKy— Chrissa McFarlane (@ChrissaTanelia) December 3, 2017