Charlie Trotter memorial draws Chicago chefs, hundreds of loved ones, friends

Well-known Chicago chefs and Mayor Rahm Emanuel were among the hundreds attending a memorial service for Charlie Trotter Monday.
November 25, 2013 9:36:40 AM PST
Famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter was honored Monday at a memorial service.

Trotter, 54, died November 5. Paramedics found him unresponsive inside of his home.

"Mr. Trotter died of a cerebrovascular accident (a stroke) as a consequence of hypertensive arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure).

Dr. Cina also said that neither drugs nor alcohol contributed to his death. Recent travel did not contribute to Trotter's death, however there was evidence of a prior stroke.