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Josh Ozersky Passes At 47

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Posted by Don, Dueling Bubbas on May 05, 2015 at 14:58:00:

Just saw the below... so young. RIP

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Josh Ozersky, food critic for Esquire magazine and one of the country’s most vocal proponents of meat in all its forms, died Monday. He was 47.

He was found in his hotel room in Chicago, where he was attending the James Beard Foundation Awards. He was a member of the organization’s awards committee, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

In addition to his work for Esquire, Ozersky was the founder of New York’s annual Meatopia festival. In recent years the meat-centric festival also has been staged in London and San Antonio. Although he was a long-time New Yorker, Ozersky had recently moved to Portland, Ore.

Himself a James Beard Award winner — for New York magazine’s Grub Street blog, which he co-founded — Ozersky also was the author of “The Hamburger: A History,” “Meat Me in Manhattan: A Carnivore’s Guide to New York,” and “Colonel Sanders and the American Dream.”

Ozersky had been a frequent contributor to Time, Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, and a number of other publications.

Cause of death has not been determined.

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