Chicago has lost one of its most famous chefs.
Charlie Trotter was found dead Monday at his home in Lincoln Park.
It appears, he suffered cardiac arrest.
The Tribune reports Trotter was aware that he had a brain aneurysm, and suffered from seizures.
Trotter was 54-years-old.
He’s being remembered as a generous philanthropist, a demanding boss, and a powerful influence on chefs who followed him.
Charlie Trotter’s restaurant closed last year.
Plans for a memorial service for trotter are being worked out now.
Details will be released in a few days.