Ex-restaurateur Bobby Van dies

NEW YORK Bobby Van, the former Bridgehampton, N.Y.-based restaurateur whose name is still used by an upscale East Coast steakhouse chain, died Nov. 27 at age 64, the New York Post reported.

Van, who was forced out of the restaurant business years ago, died in obscurity. According to the Post’s report, his ex-wife Marina survives Van, who allegedly suffered from addictions to cocaine and alcohol. Near the end of his life the former restaurateur was a cab driver

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