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UPDATED: Homaro Cantu's Death Elicits Outpouring Via Social Media

Chefs, friends and colleagues comment on Chicago chef's death.

Homaru Cantu
Homaru Cantu
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Post updated at 9 a.m. on Wednesday with added reactions from Rick Bayless, Mindy Segal and many others.

Figures from the culinary world shared their reactions via social media after hearing of Chicago chef Homaro Cantu's death on Tuesday:

Life is hard. Prayers for the family of Homaro

Posted by Cleetus Friedman on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cantu, who was a prolific user of social media described what he would want for his final meal in a December, 2012 blog post. Meanwhile, DNAinfo chatted with Matthias Merges (Yusho) and Philip Foss (El Ideas) about Cantu's death. Cantu's Facebook page is filled with reactions from colleagues and friends.

ADDED on 9 a.m. Wednesday: