Lung Cancer

Beloved chef Tui Sungkamee of LA's Jitlada dies at 66

Beloved chef Tui Sungkamee of LA's Jitlada dies at 66

Suthiporn "Tui" Sungkamee, the beloved chef and co-owner of Los Angeles' renowned Jitlada restaurant, died Wednesday, October 18, after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 66.

"Sungkamee was one of the best, most consistent, least pretentious chefs in Los Angeles," said Colman Andrews, editorial director of The Daily Meal. "He was thoroughly grounded in traditional Thai cooking but also innovative, and capable of expressing real subtlety even in the fieriest dishes."

Sungkamee was born in Nakhon Si Thammarat province in southern

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