21-year-old son of Morgan's Jewelers ...

21-year-old son of Morgan's Jewelers co-owner dies suddenly

There are 25 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Jan 7, 2010, titled 21-year-old son of Morgan's Jewelers co-owner dies suddenly. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

A Manhattan Beach father who owns a prominent South Bay jewelry business is awaiting the results of an autopsy to learn what killed his 21-year-old son, who seemed to be completely healthy.

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LOL

Van Nuys, CA

#1 Jan 7, 2010
Ohhhh, am so very, very sorry to hear this :-(

Have been buying from Morgan's for years. Very sad.
Gone too soon

AOL

#2 Jan 7, 2010
My heart goes out to Russ, Debbie, and Morgan and to Matt's extended family and friends. This is such sad news. I remember when Morgan skated at the ice rink on western avenue and Matt was there too.

May God be with them all at this difficult time and give them the strength they need.
The Schachter Family

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#4 Jan 7, 2010
We are so saddened by this news. While we had not seen Matt for the past few years, Matt had spent many hours at our home with Scott when they were in elementary and middle school. This is truly the loss of a fine, loving, and humorous young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Varon family in this very difficult time.
Lets see

AOL

#5 Jan 7, 2010
Matt went skiing in Colorado (his sister lives there), ate dinner with his Mother on Tuesday and spent Tuesday night with his Father...I'm glad he got to see them all and spend time with him on his ASU break before he passed away!
Two Cents

Anaheim, CA

#6 Jan 7, 2010
How sad, but sometimes our children are doing drugs and we the parents don't even know it. Hope that wasn't what happened to Matt.
bev mb

Kailua, HI

#7 Jan 7, 2010
russ and matt are friends of my son's - i adore matt, and last saw them together at my grandson's 7th birthday party -

i've rarely seen such a busy young father and his son as close at russ and matt - such a genuine love and laughter - so wonderful to see - and to be with -
i'm so sorry - so very, very sorry - my heart breaks for them all -
not so funny

Chino, CA

#9 Jan 8, 2010
The blood and foam almost sound like poison of some kind. Chemicals or poison of some sort. Tragic
Mother in Wilmington

Redondo Beach, CA

#10 Jan 8, 2010
I am saddened by your loss...my prayers go out to you in this very painful time.
And If

AOL

#11 Jan 8, 2010
Two Cents wrote:
How sad, but sometimes our children are doing drugs and we the parents don't even know it. Hope that wasn't what happened to Matt.
And IF that is the case, it will be even more tragic. Entirely too many teens and young adults are dying from drug overdoses and interactions. College has become drug and alcohol camp. Entirely too much partying and using of dangerous drugs! I hope this is not the case. So many kids think it can't happen to them or everyone else is doing it and nothing is happening to them. It's all about partying and so very sad. Even the good kids on the deans lists (it can happen to anyone).
Bruin Alumn 07

United States

#12 Jan 8, 2010
not so funny wrote:
The blood and foam almost sound like poison of some kind. Chemicals or poison of some sort. Tragic
or another illegal substance ? this guy lived in a frat house with heavy drug use.
aarg

Long Beach, CA

#13 Jan 8, 2010
Maybe it was e coli from the burger.
Over dose

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Jan 8, 2010
when taking any type on narcotics, you need to know your limits. I am sorry for the family lost. He was very young man and it goes to show life is too great. Treasure your life and live it well.
SJS

Hopkins, MN

#15 Jan 8, 2010
Bruin Alumn 07 wrote:
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or another illegal substance ? this guy lived in a frat house with heavy drug use.
How could you so unsympathetically make that post. Matt was one of the nicest guys I've ever met, and I am appaled by this. My prayers go out to all of his family and friends for their tragic loss. There are rough times ahead but I know he is watching over us.
R-Smart

United States

#16 Jan 8, 2010
Any loss of life is tragic, but this particular loss is even more so as this young man had a budding career ahead of him and had established a super reputation amoungst his friends, relatives, and neighbors.

This is not only a great loss for his family and friends, but also for the community as well.

May he "R.I.P.".
Be Fair

Surprise, AZ

#17 Jan 8, 2010
I've known Matt for a long time... and for some of you it is unfair how you can pass judgements. I've known him since 6th grade, and if you knew him or his family... the cause of death would be less important. His family and friends have lost a wonderful, caring person. I completely agree with SJS. Some of you are completely disgusting for trying to decide what kind of person he is based on a newspaper article. He always had a smile on his face, and was always willing to help out a friend. That is the kind of person I want to remember him as, and that is how his family would want you to think about him. He could make anyone laugh. The world is a sadder place without him.
Bruin Alumn 07

United States

#18 Jan 8, 2010
SJS wrote:
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How could you so unsympathetically make that post. Matt was one of the nicest guys I've ever met, and I am appaled by this. My prayers go out to all of his family and friends for their tragic loss. There are rough times ahead but I know he is watching over us.
I'm not judging Matt. I'm sure he was a nice guy, but the drug/alcohol abusing lifestyle that attracts many kids to join frats may have been responsible for his death. I have many friends at UCLA who joined frats and abused drugs. I used to visit them at the frats and see people doing cocaine/shrooms/lsd like it was just a normal thing to do.
Also

AOL

#20 Jan 8, 2010
Be Fair wrote:
I've known Matt for a long time... and for some of you it is unfair how you can pass judgements. I've known him since 6th grade, and if you knew him or his family... the cause of death would be less important. His family and friends have lost a wonderful, caring person. I completely agree with SJS. Some of you are completely disgusting for trying to decide what kind of person he is based on a newspaper article. He always had a smile on his face, and was always willing to help out a friend. That is the kind of person I want to remember him as, and that is how his family would want you to think about him. He could make anyone laugh. The world is a sadder place without him.
Also the newpaper article just stated facts... and said nothing about the cause of death because it is as of now unknown. I've known Matt since he was a little boy and he was very close to his family and ALWAYS had a smile on his face. Indeed the world is a sadder place without him and the light of his beautiful smile.
So true

AOL

#21 Jan 8, 2010
Bruin Alumn 07 wrote:
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I'm not judging Matt. I'm sure he was a nice guy, but the drug/alcohol abusing lifestyle that attracts many kids to join frats may have been responsible for his death. I have many friends at UCLA who joined frats and abused drugs. I used to visit them at the frats and see people doing cocaine/shrooms/lsd like it was just a normal thing to do.
That is the very sad part about frat houses, and the college life in general... it's infested with drugs and alcohol and sadly accepted as normal.

I hope it didn't take Matt's life, I truly do, but nevertheless he was a wonderful person and that would just make it even more sad than it already is.
Melissa

Los Angeles, CA

#22 Jan 8, 2010
Any lose of life is just so sad and horrible but especially at such a young age with so much going for him - he was a great looking young man! I'm posting just to give my prayers and thoughts to his family & friends! He is in a better place watching over all of you! Sorry for your loss!
Melissa in Redondo Beach
Cindy

Redondo Beach, CA

#23 Jan 8, 2010
Ok this is sad but why is this news Larry Altman?

What about all the other parents who lost a child? Why leave them out?

The DB makes no sense sometimes.

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