Charlie Trotter Dead Today at 54

Perhaps the most famed chef in the history of this city is gone. Charlie Trotter was found dead at his Lincoln Park home this morning. He was 54.

The Tribune reports
that Trotter’s son Dylan found Charlie unconscious and called an
ambulance. He was soon pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial

Trotter closed his groundbreaking eponymous restaurant last year and has been in and out of the news since. Trotter was sued this past summer.  Claims that he sold bogus wine?
That was  the accusation in a lawsuit filed in federal court by a buyer of
one of Trotter’s esteemed bottles. The suit sought  $75,000 in damages.
Trotter denied the allegations, calling it “buyer’s remorse.”

In 1995 he was seen with Julia Child in this charming clip!


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