Founder of 'Golden Krust' chain shoots self inside factory

NEW YORK -- The suicide of a successful local entrepreneur is causing shock and sadness both in New York and his native Jamaica.

Police are confirming the founder and CEO of the 'Golden Krust' bakery chain shot himself Saturday evening inside the company's Bronx factory.

Lowell Hawthorne, 57, left a note behind.

"Lowell Hawthorne was a good friend, and was always ready to help my office whenever we needed him. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and employees during this difficult time," tweeted Bronx Borough president Ruben Diaz. Jr.

Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness also expressed his condolences.

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