The AP has announced that Leon Gorman, the long time head of LL Bean has died at the age of 80. In a tweet, the LL Bean store in Freeport stated. "Leon Gorman's work ethic and respect for people will live on as we grieve for our incredible leader"

Leon Gorman stepped down as chairman from the family run business in 2013, and was replaced by his nephew Shawn Gorman.