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Charlie Trotter's autopsy proves inconclusive

Charlie Trotter's autopsy proves inconclusive
Image courtesy of Charlie Trotter's Twitter page.

CHICAGO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- An autopsy performed on Chicago chef Charlie Trotter has revealed no sign of trauma or foul play, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said Wednesday.

"Additional tests, including a toxicology analysis, will be conducted," the medical examiner's office said in a statement, adding the tests could take up to eight weeks to complete.

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The restaurateur and cookbook author was found dead Tuesday at his home. He was 54.

People.com quoted friends and co-workers as saying Trotter had suffered declining health in recent years and been hospitalized after a seizure last summer, however, the information made public by the medical examiner's office Wednesday did not mention anything about a recent illness.

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