Charlie Trotter’s Autopsy Deemed Inconclusive

MADRID, Spain:  US chef Charlie Trotter is seen during the 4th International Gastronomy Summit, "Madrid Fusion" in Madrid, 19 January 2006. Chefs from all over the world are congregating for 3 days of seminars, conferences and cook ups with special notice being given this year to US and European chefs. AFP PHOTO/ Pierre-Philippe MARCOU  (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

It will take six to eight weeks of additional tests to determine the final cause of the 54-year-old chef's death. Police reports show that Trotter had suffered from seizures and strokes, and doctors had advised him not to fly. On Sunday night, Trotter got on a plane to Jackson Hole to attend a culinary conference. Officials found no signs of foul play or trauma. [Chicago Sun-Times, Earlier, Chicago Tribune]