Founder Of Long Island Aquarium Is Found Dead In His Car

The founder of the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center was found dead in his car yesterday. No foul play is suspected at this time. This is the official statement from his family:

Official StatementJames J. Bissett III

The Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, Hyatt Place East End Hotel, Bissett Nursery, and Treasure Cove Resort Marina communities mourn the loss of co-owner and founder, James J. Bissett III, who died on Wednesday, December 14 near his home in Mattituck, NY. He was 48.

No words can adequately express our sadness at Mr. Bissett’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.

The Bissett family will release an official statement shortly.

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