Charlie Trotter Passes Away

November 05, 2013 AT 4:00 PM
The culinary world lost a legend on Tuesday, Chef Charlie Trotter has passed away. According to the Chicago Tribune, the 54-year-old chef was found unconscious and not breathing in his Lincoln Park home by his son, and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. An outpouring of sadness and support for the Chicago icon has exploded on social media. Master Chef star Graham Elliot, who worked under Trotter Tweeted his sadness, while the James Beard Foundation also expressed their sympathy. The cause of his death has not yet been determined.