Hook Atsavinh — chef/owner of Hook's Sushi — dies of unknown infection

The St. Petersburg Times reported that Atsavinh had been on a diet over the past two months and lost 40 pounds. After going to the emergency room a few days ago, he died Monday from an unknown infection.

Sad news, especially since Atsavinh — who worked at a number of Bay area sushi joints before opening his own place — was by all accounts quite an interesting character. I also quite liked Hook's.

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