Chef Carl Steven Redding Credit: Contributed

Chef Carl Steven Redding, best known as the founder, owner and head chef of Amy Ruth’s restaurant in Harlem, has died.

The cause of death has not been announced. Redding was a type-2 diabetic. His right leg was amputated below the knee in 2017.

A spokesperson said on a GoFundMe page set up for Redding that he “fell on hard times, and had extreme financial difficulty. He had a hard time making ends meet on a day to day basis. He never stopped advocating for himself as well as others. His last days were very painful because he complained that he had no heat and hot water.”

Family and friends are asking for donations via GoFundMe to give Redding a proper homegoing service.

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  1. Information is not totally accurate. He was a double amputee and died of kidney failure. Eric Redding (brother) 215 880 3848

    1. Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your brother Carl. He was very resilient until the very end. I’m certain that heaven has gained another angel. May God continue to bless and, strengthen your family.

      Sincerely,
      Lillian

  2. Eric,
    So sorry for your family’s loss. Sad to hear of the passing of your brother. He was a kind and caring man. Praying for comfort and peace for your family.

  3. I want to let everyone know that the report is not accurate. My brother died of kidneys failure

  4. Correct on this story, Mr. Redding did have heat at the community where he was living.
    Please report the correct information.

    Thank you,

  5. I was one of his friends here in atlanta. I have been trying to find out about any services for him. Im sure it has been done already but id like to send the family flowers if anything.

    1. The Memorial service for my brother Chef Carl Redding will be on February 1st at First Corinthian Baptist Church. 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd New York NY10026 at 11am….that’s on the corner of 116th Street

  6. The Memorial service for my brother Chef Carl Redding will be on February 1st at First Corinthian Baptist Church. 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd New York NY10026 at 11am….that’s on the corner of 116th Street

  7. Heartfelt condolences to the Redding and Bass Family. My heart is aching on the loss of my beloved friend Carl Redding. Thank you for all you did for the community and opportunities and doors you opened for me and so many others. Thanks for the memories, you’ll forever live in my heart. RIP my brother I’ll see you in glory.

  8. The Memorial service for my brother Chef Carl Redding will be on February 1st at First Corinthian Baptist Church. 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd New York NY10026 at 11am….that’s on the corner of 116th Street

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