Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Son of prominent ex-CEO of IBM chokes to death on final steak dinner at Manhattan restaurant

Louis Gerstner III, 41, a philanthropist
and the son of a former IBM CEO, passed
away after choking on his food at a New
York City diner
The 41-year-old son of a former CEO of IBM has died after choking on a piece of steak at a New York City diner.

Louis Gerstner III passed away last Wednesday while dining alone at Lenox Hill Grill Diner on the Upper East Side.

According to the owner of the restaurant, the 41-year-old married father of two ordered the $24.99 George’s steak - a 16oz cut of beef topped with grilled mushrooms and red onions - which he washed down with a couple of vodka shots.

'He was fine. It was fine till the last moment,' John Politidis told the New York Post. 'He was just watching TV at the bar.'  (more...)

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