Steve Zengel death: CEO of Los Caidos cigars died, cause of death and obituary

CEO of Los Caidos Cigars Steve Zengel passed away. (Facebook)

Steve Zengel, the founder and CEO of Los Caidos Cigars, passed away on April 23, 2023. Let’s see How did the CEO of Los Caidos cigars Steve Zengel die and Steve Zengel cause of death in detail.


How did Steve Zengel die?

On April 23, 2023, Steve Zengel, the founder and CEO of Los Caicos Cigars, passed away following a brief illness.

The following statement, made by his wife Lorri Mitchell and published by a friend of his on social media,


Steve Zengel cause of death

Steve Zengel cause of death was not disclosed yet. There is no information available about Steve Zengel cause of death. We will update you about Steve Zengel cause of death once we get the information from the right source. Steve Zengel Cause of death has left the community inconsolable.


Who was Steve Zengel?

The Los Caidos Cigars brand, which debuted in 2016, was founded by Zengel, who is well-known in the premium cigar sector. The native of New Jersey worked as a college basketball coach and professor. These jobs provided him the opportunity to coach young people, which was very fulfilling for him.

He eventually changed careers to become a financial counsellor with a focus on helping professional players, which enabled him to assist them in achieving financial security when their playing careers were done. After Hurricane Sandy ravaged his city and destroyed his cigar shop, he was able to work as a vice principal at a high school in New Jersey for three and a half years because to his Ed.E. in education.

After working as a Hampton University assistant coach, Zengel had a part-time job at Emerson’s Cigars. His desire to work in the cigar industry started to materialise here. In March 2012, Zengel and his family relocated to New Jersey, where they launched Beach House Cigars in Seaside Heights.

Eight months after it had opened, Beach House Cigars was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy when it reached the Jersey Shore in October 2012. Zengel continued to pursue his goal of working with cigars. Instead, he reopened Beach House Cigars in Wall, New Jersey, around six months later with the assistance of Scott Regina, his old employer and friend.

In 2015, Zengel shut down Beach House Cigars at the prompting of one of his clients and launched his own brand, Los Caidos.

In February 2016, Los Caidos was established with the assistance of Paul Palmer, president of Aganorsa Leaf, at the Cigar Emporium in Lyndhurst. In support of police organisations, Zengel promised to donate $1 from each cigar sale under this brand. As Los Caidos grew over time, Zengel scaled the brand appropriately.

The manufacturing run and Zengel’s charity endeavors rose as Los Caidos added additional clients. The brand’s mission grew, and sales of the cigar started to support fallen firemen in addition to helping the police.

Zengel established Life of a Ride Time, a 501(c)(3) organization that gathered money for the survivors of deceased police and fire personnel. A 13-day motorbike trip across the United States that Zengel did in 2016 to raise awareness for Los Caidos served as the impetus for this organization.

Zengel aimed to raise $1 million for the nonprofits supported by Los Caidos’ cigars in 2019 by hosting 20 cigar and Life of Ride Time events. Through Los Caidos, Zengel intended that businesses and their clients might assist law enforcement and firemen.

Additionally, he aimed to demonstrate to the market that it was feasible to create a strong national brand by putting the interests of the community above those of the bottom line. One cigar at a time, Zengel was dedicated to making a good difference in his neighbourhood and the wider globe.


Tributes to Steve Zengel

Joshua Habursky wrote: “Sad to hear the news about Steve. He was one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. We had so many good times and funny stories from getting Dr. Zengel to testify in Delaware on a state bill to bringing my 80 year old grandmother to her first cigar event at Cigar Sessions to eating lunch alone at the FDA compound. This photo is one of my favorites where we accidentally smoked cigars in Jose Andres restaurant in Vegas. The cigar family lost great one and Steve will be missed. His family is in my thoughts and prayers.”

Heidi wrote: “My heart is broken of the loss of my friend Steve Zengel. I remember the first day I met you when you attended a Brielle Chamber of Commerce meeting and my Dad and I were chatting with you; to only find out that we were related by family. What a small world. Steve; even tho we lost contact for sometime; you were one of the first ones to reach out to me when my Dad was ill and on hospice and offered to fly down to Florida to support me because you cared that much for my Dad and were just that type of an amazing person! God Bless you my dear friend! My thoughts and prayers are with Steve’s family at this difficult time. You are one in a million! RIP Steve. 😢💔🙏🏻



One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died. We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.

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  1. Steve zengel was a very good friend of mine I’m heart broken to hear of his passing I last saw Steve at cigars and more in brick and he was excited about the new line of cigars that was coming out. I met Steve right after he opened the store in wall. We immediately hit it off. RIP MY FRIEND


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