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Laguna Beach

 Volume 13, Issue 30  |  April 13, 2021

Local hero Bill Brown passes away

Laguna Beach grieves the loss of one of its dearest locals, Bill “Billy” Brown, who passed away Monday in his home.

A Laguna Beach High School grad and former Laguna Beach Lifeguard, Bill was a beloved uncle, son, brother, and friend who will be remembered as “a consistent example of the good that exists in all of us.”

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Bill Brown

Bill was an avid dirt bike rider, stand up paddle boarder, and all-around adventurer. 

He was a passionate mortgage broker and entrepreneur who was “excited about the all-time record lows on mortgage rates,” according to a friend.

He will be remembered for his laugh, his smile, and his kindness; and for his advocacy for our youth (including petitioning for the reopening of the dirt bike trail at Bluebird).

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Bill Brown lived an adventurous life full of love and meaning

“Billy Brown was and will always be the human embodiment of every good thing that Laguna is. A bonafide hero to the kids in the community, especially his beloved Max, he shined with a light of so much positive vibration that the energy would immediately shift when he walked into a room. He lived his life full tilt, without fear. No regrets and no excuses, Bill was absolutely one of a kind. Pure loving kindness in his heart. There is a huge void in Laguna now and forever with his sudden and tragic passing. We love you Billy Brown,” said dear friend Ron Pringle on Monday.

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Skipper Carrillo calling Bill safe at third on a triple

According to Pringle, Bill’s death was not COVID-related and there is no suspicion of foul play.

Our deepest condolences go out to Bill’s family and friends. We hold you in our hearts.


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