Charlie Trotter dies at 54

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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.

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  • merican_musec

    I wish I can say I am sorry. But, promising to let a group of low income school kids use one of your properties for an art exhibit and then kicking them out on a whim when they aren't even finished setting up is not a very good legacy!
    Oh! Did I mention the overly-pretentious restaurants?
    Satan now has a new chef in Hell.

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