Celebrity chef Charlie Trotter, whose Chicago restaurant was considered among the finest in the world, died Tuesday at the age of 54. The self-taught chef opened Charlie Trotter's Restaurant in 1987, astounding and 

Chef Art Smith says a vigil will be held Tuesday afternoon where ''chefs and the food community are remembering our dear friend and colleague food icon Charlie Trotter." The candlelight vigil will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday at 816 W. Armitage

In a statement released Tuesday night, Rochelle Trotter said: “We are incredibly shocked and deeply saddened by the unexpected loss of Charlie at our home in Lincoln Park. He was much loved, and words can not describe how much he will be missed.

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. Chicago Tribune photo The 

Renowned Chicago chef Charlie Trotter has died at age 54, a fire department source told NBC Chicago. Trotter was found unresponsive at a Chicago residence and taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial


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