Charlie Trotter Died of a Stroke, Says Examiner

By Kelly Dobkin  |  November 25, 2013

The final piece of the puzzle in the mysterious death of chef Charlie Trotter has been placed today - the official cause of death was ruled to be a stroke by medical examiners. According to the Chicago Tribune: "Test results after an autopsy determined that Trotter "died of a cerebrovascular accident (a stroke) as a consequence of hypertensive arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure)," Cook County Medical Examiner Stephen Cina said. "Neither drugs nor alcohol contributed to his death," said Cina. "Additionally, there is no scientific evidence to indicate that recent travel contributed to his death, though there was evidence of a prior stroke.”

Trotter's legacy lives on in many ways, but most profoundly in the careers' of the chefs that worked under him. Check out our guide to ten Trotter-trained chefs here.