Vigil held for Golden Krust founderPosted: Updated:
A vigil was held over the weekend for the founder of a popular bakery who took his own life.
Westchester resident Lowell Hawthorne, who founded the Golden Krust Bakery and Grill, was found in his factory in the Claremont section of the Bronx on Dec. 2 with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Dozens gathered outside the eatery to remember Hawthorne's life.
Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Hollness said of Hawthorne in a statement, "My condolences to the friends, family and employees of Jamaica-born Lowell Hawthorne, CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill. He headed the largest Caribbean franchise chain in the U.S., with more than 120 stores."
Hawthorne's funeral will be held Dec. 19 at the Christian Cultural Center.