Culinary world mourns death of Charlie Trotter

CHICAGO (AP) - The culinary world is mourning the death of famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter.

The 54-year-old Trotter died Tuesday in Chicago. An autopsy is planned Wednesday.

A group of friends, former employees and chefs from around the city gathered Tuesday evening outside Trotter's former restaurant for a candlelight vigil.

Trotter's wife, Rochelle Trotter, expressed the family's shock at his death in a statement. She offered thanks for the many tributes that came, some from famous chefs such as Anthony Bourdain and Emeril Lagasse.

Trotter's name was synonymous with cutting-edge cuisine for decades.


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