Charlie Trotter's Wife Addresses Health Allegations

By Kelly Dobkin  |  November 8, 2013

An update on the mysterious death of famed chef Charlie Trotter comes this morning. After reports that Trotter was afflicted by an inoperable brain aneurysm surfaced earlier this week (and was directed not to fly by his doctor because of it), and an inconclusive autopsy report was performed on Wednesday, today Trotter's wife Rochelle has issued an official statement on the matter: 

In January Charlie was treated for a seizure as a result of an aneurysm which was discovered at that time. His doctors prescribed the proper medication to control seizures, his blood pressure and high cholesterol and he was seen by a number of medical experts who cleared him to travel. He returned home from his most recent trip Monday night without incident. The autopsy indicates that his travel is not connected to his death. This is obviously a difficult time as we are still processing our grief. As his family and I focus upon putting Charlie’s body to rest, we hope that this will settle the inaccuracies that have been reported and we can move forward in honoring Charlie’s life on Monday. We ask for your patience and continued respect of our privacy. [via AP]

Stay tuned for more updates as they arise and check out our guide to Trotter alum-run restaurants here.