(CHICAGO) Food writer Josh Ozersky was found dead Monday morning in a River North hotel in Chicago. He was 47.
Ozersky, who lived in Manhattan, was found in a room on the seventh floor of the Conrad Chicago Hotel at 521 N. Rush, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at 11:40 a.m.
An autopsy is scheduled to be conducted Tuesday.
A James Beard Award winner, Ozersky was the former editor of New York magazine’s Grub Street food blog and author of “Colonel Sanders and the American Dream” (2012), “The Hamburger: A History” (2008) and “Meet Me In Manhattan: A Carnivore’s Guide to New York City” (2003). In October he became edit0r-at-large at Esquire.
He served on the awards committee of the 2015 James Beard Awards, which were presented Monday night in Chicago.