Josh Ozersky, an award-winning Jewish food writer, drowned in a Chicago hotel room shower after suffering a seizure, authorities reportedly said Wednesday.
The James Beard Award winner drowned May 4 in his room at the Conrad Hotel, the Cook County medical examiner’s office told the Chicago Sun-Times.
An autopsy revealed the cause of death and the death was termed accidental. Ozersky had a history of seizures, the paper said.
Ozersky, a larger-than-life figure in the food-writing world, lived in Manhattan and was in Chicago for the 2015 James Beard Awards ceremony.