Famed chef Charlie Trotter died at 54 without warning, having been found unresponsive at his home and transported to a Chicago hospital on Tuesday.
Honestly, nobody knew what happened! Some people were saying that it was related to what friends and co-workers described as declining health in recent years. Some others are blaming the seizure that Charlie allegedly had and was hospitalized for over the summer.
Basically "additional tests, including a toxicology analysis will be conducted," because nobody could come up with a concrete reason for Charlie's passing! Those tests include a toxicology analysis and could take as long as eight weeks, but at least we do know one thing from the autopsy:
There was NO evidence of foul play!
After 10 James Beard Awards, 10 cookbooks and hosting his own public television series, The Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter, the culinary world — along with the rest of it — will miss him!
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