Famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter has died at the age of 54, according to multiple reports. He was found unresponsive at his North Side home this morning.
Trotter was taken in critical condition to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The renowned chef was reportedly found by his son, Dylan.
The Trotter's family friend, Carrie Nahabedian, confirmed his death today.
"My baby's gone," Trotter's wife, Rochelle said, according to Nahabedian.
Charlie Trotter's, long considered one of the best restaurants in the world, saw several renowned chefs (Graham Elliott, Homaro Cantu and Grant Achatz) work under him.