Chef Charlie Trotter Dies at 54

    Chef Charlie Trotter poses in the kitchen of his restaurant "Charlie Trotters" in Chicago, Illinois, Friday, November 4, 2005. Chicago, the city with a history of stockyards and steakhouses, has erupted in violence over a matter of greater culinary delicacy: foie gras. Trotter will not serve foie gras in his restaurant because of the treatment of ducks. Photographer: Joe Tabacca/Bloomberg News

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    Celebrated Chicago chef Charlie Trotter was found unconscious by his son on Tuesday in his home and later was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The cause of death is not yet known, and no foul play is suspected, but an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. A tough boss, Trotter and his restaurant in Chicago achieved wide acclaim, including being named the best restaurant in the U.S. by Wine Spectator in 2000.

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