Homaro Cantu

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Homaro Cantu
Homaro Cantu Cusp Conference 2008.jpg
Cantu at Cusp Conference 2008
Born(1976-09-23)September 23, 1976
DiedApril 14, 2015(2015-04-14) (aged 38)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Alma materWestern Culinary Institute
OccupationEntrepreneur, chef

Homaro Cantu (September 23, 1976 – April 14, 2015) was an American inventor, entrepreneur, chef and molecular gastronomer. He owned and operated the Cantu Designs Firm and Moto Restaurant in Chicago, Illinois.[1][2]

On April 14, 2015, Cantu's body was found hanging inside a building he purchased in hopes of renovating it into a brewery on the Northwest Side of Chicago. Cantu was 38.[3][4] After an autopsy on April 15, the Cook County medical examiner’s office officially declared Cantu's death a suicide.

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  1. "Homaro Cantu's Bio". Moto Restaurant. Archived from the original on March 6, 2011. Retrieved January 26, 2011.
  2. "Cantu Designs - Homaro Cantu". Archived from the original on July 4, 2011. Retrieved January 26, 2011.
  3. "Famed chef Homaro Cantu, owner of Moto, found dead on Northwest Side". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  4. "We Thought He Was Invincible". Chicago Tribune. April 16, 2015. pp. 1, 14.

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