Charlie Trotter was treated for aneurism, seizures before death

10:20 AM, Nov 8, 2013   |    comments
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Chef Charlie Trotter helps launch the Turbochef Residential Speedcook Oven at Guastavino's on April 11, 2007 in New York City. Trotter died at age 54 on Nov. 5, 2013 in Chicago. (Rob Loud/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (AP) - The wife of Charlie Trotter says doctors discovered an aneurism months before the acclaimed chef died and he was taking medicine to control seizures, his blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Trotter was declared dead Tuesday at a Chicago hospital after paramedics found him unresponsive in his home. An autopsy ruled out foul play or trauma as a cause of death, but it can't be fully determined until further tests are conducted.

In a statement released to The Associated Press, Rochelle Trotter says doctors had prescribed the "proper medication" and that medical experts had cleared Charlie Trotter to travel.

Trotter had recently returned to Chicago from Jackson Hole, Wyo., but Trotter's wife says the autopsy indicated the trip did not contribute to his death.

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