Breaking: Baton Rouge Food Icon Holly Clegg passes away from stomach cancer


UPDATE: Holly Clegg has died from stomach cancer at the age of 64. The author, chef, columnist and friend to so many will be greatly missed.

ORIGINAL 8/1/19:

Baton Rouge food icon Holly Clegg is in a battle for her life. After finding out she had stomach cancer last year, Holly has been a fighter every step of the way, even after entering hospice care at her family’s home in Dallas, Texas this summer.

In early August, she was back in Baton Rouge for a fundraising event at the Varsity Theatre, dedicated to raising money for the Holly Clegg Gastric Cancer Research Fund.

“I always said that Baton Rouge put me on the national map,” Holly Clegg said. “Baton Rouge has my back. They have always supported me through my career and my life. A lot of money and funds will be raised here tonight, and it’s been a challenge and a journey. My support system has always had my back and now they’re taking care of me.”

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