Details are coming in regarding the suicide death of Golden Krust founder Lowell Hawthorne. According to reports, Hawthorne was in debt and feared potential tax evasion charges.
Reports the New York Post:
A family member told detectives that Lowell Hawthorne, 57, admitted the huge tax debt to some of his relatives, and was “acting funny” and “talking to himself” in the hours before his suicide, a law enforcement source said Sunday.
Surveillance video shows the meat-pie mogul shooting himself in the head at his office inside the Golden Krust bakery and warehouse in the Bronx, said the source, who was briefed on the NYPD investigation into the shooting.
Before the shooting, the video shows Hawthorne speaking with a pair of workers who left the room, both of whom were crouched down when they later returned to his office, sources said.
Reportedly, Hawthorne left a note apologizing to his family, many of whom were in his employ.
Unfortunately, now the family will have to pick up the pieces.