At the end of 2012, let's take some time to remember those we left behind. Mission Viejo had many untimely deaths in 2012. Here are a few reported on Patch this year.
Ladera Ranch Director Jeff Blugrind Dead at 44
Jeff Blugrind, volunteer and civic leader of Ladera Ranch, died Oct. 18. He was 44.
He died of suicide, according to various sources including LaderaPortal.com, a website whose creators supported Blugrind when he ran for and won a director position with the Ladera Ranch Maintenance Corporation in 2005.
Class of 2002 Mourns Three Dead Classmates
Jeff Davis wanted to remind his 600-strong graduating class of the special impact Steve Brown, Joey Hanzich and Megan Mishork had on the world before they left it.
Mission Viejo Porn Actor Dead Days After Police Tazing
Porn actor and Mission Viejo High School alum Sledge Hammer died in April, five days after police took him to a hospital for attempting suicide and eventually subdued him after an ambulance scuffle.