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Homaro Cantu, owner of Moto, found dead on Northwest Side of Chicago


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Full story in the Chicago Tribune

 

 

The 38-year-old chef appeared to die of hanging, and his death was being investigated as a suicide, police sources said.

 

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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Really sad. Sometimes people lose the fight against demons we didn't even know they were fighting.

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It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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Article about Cantu in today's New York Times

 

 

But the questions that lingered all week in Chicago, as Mr. Cantu’s stunned friends and colleagues tried to imagine why he would hang himself in the warehouse space for the brewery, were these: Had he taken on too much? Had something pushed him to the breaking point?

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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I read about this on eater.com 4 days ago.

http://www.eater.com/2015/4/14/8417143/michelin-starred-chef-homaro-cantu-found-dead-in-chicago

 

They had this to say:

 

In recent weeks, however, the state of Cantu's restaurant empire was in jeopardy following a lawsuit filed by a Moto investor. In the suit, filed on March 19 of this year, Alex Espalin sought to force Cantu out of the restaurants, alleging he was owed back profits from Moto and that the chef used the restaurant's bank account for personal items. At the time, Cantu told Eater Chicago the lawsuit was without merit, declining further comment. Updates as they become available.

 

 

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