Linda Bean, granddaughter to founder of retailer L.L. Bean, Trump supporter, dies at 82

Bean was a big GOP donor and philanthropist.
Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern is sited across from L.L. Bean's flagship store in Freeport. L.L. Bean Executive Chairman Shawn Gorman has said that a call to boycott because of Linda Bean's support of Donald Trump is misguided

Linda Bean, the granddaughter of the founder of outdoor retailer L.L. Bean and big Trump supporter, died over the weekend. She was 82. 

Bean's business manager confirmed her death Saturday but did not give a cause. 

“Linda was known for her amazing work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit as well as her pride and dedication to her home state of Maine and L.L.Bean, the company her grandfather founded,” Bean's manager said, according to The Associated Press. “Our hearts go out to her family and friends.”

Leon Leonwood Bean founded L.L. Bean in 1912 with its headquarters in Maine. The company sells outdoor equipment and clothing. 

Linda Bean served on the company’s board, was a big donor to the GOP and was a philanthropist.

She supported former President Donald Trump when he ran for president, which resulted in some activist groups calling for a boycott, the wire service also reports. 

Maine Democratic Gov. Janet Mills announced her condolences to Bean's family.

“While her politics did not align with mine, Linda and I found common ground in our mutual love of our home state, of the coast of Maine and our working waterfronts, of Maine inspired art and of the perfect Maine lobster roll,” Mills wrote. "On behalf of the people of Maine, I extend deep condolences to Linda’s family and loved ones and to the entire L.L.Bean community.”