From their opening in February, Larry Comroe and Wade Smith had a hit with their Far From Home food truck, which they had founded in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
It was a comfort-food bonanza, with great burgers and even better empanadas.
In July, they confounded customers with word that they were shutting down suddenly, saying that they would be consulting and writing a book. Their last day at LOVE Park was July 21.
Now comes sad news via @FarFromHomeCafe's Twitter account that Comroe, 48, died Sept. 1.
His funeral will be Wednesday, as the death notice from today's Inquirer elaborates.
Here is a 2007 piece from New York Mag about his beating cancer and whipping himself into shape.