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Homaro Cantu's Wife Sends Thanks In First Public Remarks Following Chef's Death

Katie McGowan advises folks to try Cantu's food to allow his vision to endure.

Homaru Cantu and Katie McGowan
Homaru Cantu and Katie McGowan
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Homaro Cantu's wife thanked well wishers for sympathy in a Facebook post on Wednesday morning. Katie McGowan called her husband "the most generous person" she's ever met. The 38-year-old Cantu died on Tuesday.

If you want his legacy to live on, go try his food, experience his visions. That's all he wanted.

The couple celebrated 12 years of marriage in March. McGowan's post also touched upon last month's lawsuit filed against Cantu, calling former business partner Alex Espalin's allegations "garbage" and writing "it was just another case of someone trying to make a buck off of [Cantu] or take credit for his ideas." Espalin's attorney, Leon Teichner, wasn't available for comment.

The Cook County medical examiner's office will release Cantu's autopsy results Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman said. Police had said there wasn't anything suspicious at the scene.

McGowan's full post follows:

Thank you everybody for the outpouring of love for Homaro Cantu. Among his many gifts, he was the most generous person I...

Posted by Katie McGowan on Wednesday, April 15, 2015