Steven Halpern

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Malibu residents Steven Halpern, 61, and his mother Belle, 90, died in a single-car accident Oct. 18.

According to The Daily Bruin, Halpern was a UCLA historian, former student body president and active alumnus. He moved from New York to Los Angeles in 1968 to attend the university.

Halpern was involved in student government, serving as a general representative during his second year and administrative vice president during his third year before serving as council president from 1972-1973.

Halpern was also an avid Bruin sports fan, serving as the Joe Bruin mascot for football and basketball games during his second year.

After graduating from UCLA, Halpern attended law school at New York University. He then moved back to California and practiced law for eight years. Halpern later left law and worked at Disney.

There are no official memorial service plans at this time.