Homaro Cantu, whose creative blending of science and fine dining garnered international attention for his West Loop restaurant Moto, was found dead Tuesday afternoon on the Northwest Side, according to authorities and a business partner.
The 38-year-old chef appeared to die of hanging, and his death was being investigated as a suicide, police sources said.
Cantu was found about 1 p.m. in a building in the 4400 block of West Montrose Avenue where he had planned to open a brewery, according to investigators. The Cook County medical examiner's office said an autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday.
“I'm saddened, I'm broken up,” said Trevor Rose-Hamblin, Cantu's...