Star chef killed over meal

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany are investigating the death of a Japanese chef following a fight with two customers who had complained about his food.

Prosecutors say Miki Nozawa died Monday following a brawl with the two men at a nightclub near his restaurant on the North Sea resort island of Sylt.

German tabloid newspaper Bild reported the men had refused to pay for a dish of fried rice with vegetables and beef.

The paper described Nozawa as a "star chef" who previously worked in Berlin and Sardinia.

Prosecutors' spokesman Ruediger Meienburg said Friday that an autopsy determined the cause of death was a brain hemorrhage but further tests were needed to determine if the bleeding was due to the fight.

In the meantime, no formal charges have been filed.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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