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UPDATE: Homaro Cantu's Death Ruled Suicide by Medical Examiner

Medical examiner said chef died from hanging.

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The Cook County medical examiner's office has officially ruled that Homaro Cantu died by suicide. The cause was asphyxiation/hanging, according to medical examiner's office spokesman Frank Shuftan, who released the autopsy results this afternoon. The body of the 38-year-old Cantu was found on Tuesday on the 4400 block of Montrose Avenue, where Cantu planned a brewery.

Cantu was officially pronounced dead at 1:27 p.m. Information on funeral services weren't yet available. An online guest book has been established on

UPDATE: The Tribune spoke with Cantu's widow, and that story included information about funeral arrangements. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at St. Viator Parish, 4170 W. Addison St. Mass will start at 1 p.m.