James Bennett, 24, the son of Jimmy Bennett, former longtime owner of  Sea Isle City's LaCosta Lounge, died on Sunday, April 27. His cause of death was not given.

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In addition to working for his family's businesses', James Bennett had also worked as a legislative aide to Congressman Van Drew. Van Drew took to Facebook Wednesday to remember Bennett.

This week we lost a great friend and team member. James was an intelligent, hard working guy with a great smile! He helped many people during his time with our office. We are truly heart broken and we are praying for his family at this time.

According to his obituary, James Bennett had attended Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School and Saint Augustine Preparatory School, where he was captain of the Hermits wresting team. Bennett graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rowan University in 2018.

Bennett held various managerial positions for LaCosta Lounge, Lobster Loft, and Bennett Enterprises.

Our condolences to his family.

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