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.