Jewish Journal

Canter’s Deli Co-Owner Dies

Photo from Facebook.

Gary Canter, co-owner of the popular Jewish restaurant Canter’s Deli, passed away on Tuesday evening at the age of 58.

Canter was found unconscious at his Los Angeles home; he is believed to have died of a “massive heart attack,” according to his personal Facebook page.

Canter’s Deli was founded in 1931 by Canter’s grandfather, Ben Canter, and his two brothers. The restaurant has become a hotspot for celebrities, including former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda and Slash, the guitarist of Guns N‘ Roses.

A post from his personal Facebook page read, “To all of you he called ‘Buddy Buddy’ – he loved you and this city will never be the same without him!”