Japanese chef Miki Nozawa, known for his Japanese-Italian fusion dishes, died from wounds sustained in an attack, following a dispute with two irate customers. The 57 year old died in the intensive care unit of a local hospital on the German island of Sylt. Ulrike Stahlmann-Liebelt, the senior public prosecutor from the nearest town Flensburg said that cause of death has yet to be determined, pending autopsy.
Local media reports that the two suspects, believed to be skilled laborers aged 36 and 50, were unhappy with the dish of fried noodles with vegetable and beef that was served to them. They were asking for their money back, but then suddenly left the restaurant without paying. Later on that night, Nozawa ran into the two men at a local table-dance bar and the argument continued. It then escalated into a full-blown fight, although the details on who started the physical assault are still sketchy. What is confirmed by the chef’s ex-wife is that Nozawa was rushed to the hospital with severe brain injuries and internal bleeding. He died later on while in the intensive care unit.
The two men are now at large and police are investigating their whereabouts. It is also not known if the two men are locals or if they were working on the island, which is known to be a famous vacation spot for the German jet set and celebrities.
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