A Chicago medical examiner has determined that legendary chef Charlie Trotter's death earlier this month was caused by a stroke. The Chicago Tribune reports that drugs, alcohol, and recent travel did not play a role in Trotter's death, although the medical examiner did acknowledge that "there was evidence of a prior stroke."
The examiner's findings are in line with a statement Trotter's wife Rochelle Trotter released regarding his condition shortly after an autopsy proved inconclusive. Trotter was found unresponsive in his home at the beginning of November, and pronounced dead at a local hospital soon thereafter. He was 54.
· Medical examiner: Chef Charlie Trotter died of a stroke [Tribune]
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