L.A. Native William Bessolo, 59, Dies from Heart Attack in Mexico

Bill Bessolo died of a sudden heart attack on January 15, 2023, while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. His wife Debi was by his side.

The decedent was born in Los Angeles on October 18, 1961, to John J. Bessolo, Jr. and Merrill Braly Bessolo. He was raised in West Los Angeles and then went Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, before moving to Portland in Oregon to attend Lewis & Clark College.

After graduating from college, Bessolo moved back to L.A. where he spent most of his career in the real estate business, specializing in the management of high-rise office buildings. In 2021, he married Deborah Tossey and retired to Gig Harbor in Washington.

Bessolo is survived by his wife Debi and her two daughters, Lauren and Nicole, his father John J. Bessolo, Jr. (Allegra), his two brothers, John J. Bessolo, III (Kim) and Robert B. Bessolo (Kim), his nephews and nieces, John J. Bessolo, IV (Adina), Martin Bessolo, Jacy Bessolo, Remy Bessolo, Luke Bessolo (Amber) and his grand-nephews, Nathaniel and Theodore Bessolo.