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Charlie Trotter dies at 54; put Chicago on foodies' radar
Charlie Trotter dies at 54; put Chicago on foodies' radar

Renowned Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, an inspirational and notoriously mercurial figure whose eponymous restaurant became an international destination and who pioneered a bold, distinctly American form of haute cuisine, has died. He was 54. Rescue crews called to Trotter's apartment in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago on Tuesday morning found him unresponsive. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A Cook County medical examiner's spokesman said Trotter's death did not appear suspicious and indicated that he had a history of seizures and strokes. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. The chef, who closed Charlie Trotter's in August 2012...

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