DIED. BERNARD LOISEAU, 52, celebrated French chef whose La Côte d'Or restaurant, recipient of three stars from the Michelin guide, was a pilgrimage site for gastronomes the world over; from a self-inflicted shotgun wound; in Saulieu, France. Late last month, La Côte d'Or was downgraded by rival food bible Gault-Millau, which gave it a 17-out-of-20 score, slipping from its previous 19. The only chef in the world to have a public company, Loiseau rose to fame as a pioneer of nouvelle cuisine and operated three other eateries in Paris. His death sparked criticism...

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