Famous Chicago Chef Charlie Trotter Dead at 54


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CHICAGO — Famed Chicago Chef Charlie Trotter has died, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Officials say Trotter was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition Tuesday morning.

The 54-year-old later died at the hospital.

We’re also learning that police are expecting to stage a death investigation at Trotter’s house.

Trotter was one of the first so-called celebrity chefs in Chicago, opening his self-titled restaurant in Lincoln Park in 1987.

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