Famed Chicago Chef, Charlie Trotter, Found Dead In Home

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By Rosemary Regina Sobol, Jeremy Gorner, Phil Vettel and Mark CaroTribune reporters

Charlie Trotter, whose eponymous Chicago restaurant was considered one of the finest in the world, has died.

The 54-year-old chef was found unconscious and not breathing in his Lincoln Park home this morning and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Trotter was found by his son Dylan at the home in the 1800 block of North Dayton Street and an ambulance was called at 10:45 a.m., according to a family friend and fire officials.

“My baby’s gone,” Trotter’s wife Rochelle told the friend, Carrie Nahabedian.

Steve Kolinski, a neighbor who lives several houses down, said he came outside late this morning and saw six police cars and an ambulance pulled up at Trotter’s home.  Kolinski then saw Trotter’s wife, who ran outside and was “yelling hysterically.’’ [...] read more