Mr. Lange was killed while he drove home from a friend's home one evening. The following is an excerpt from Fox 12:
"There's just not a lot of people like Jeff. He was unique," said Mike Haner, who went to college with Lange. Haner said Lange was a bachelor, who had one all-consuming passion. "Golf, golf and more golf," he recalled. "Jeff would save up money, pay his rent, eat cereal, just to play golf." Haner said when he heard the news, he had a "sinking feeling, you just ask yourself how could that happen."