Andrew Bellucci: Pizza Visionary With a Troubled Past

From a New York Times obit by Pete Wells headlined “Andrew Bellucci, Pizza Visionary With a Troubled Past, Dies at 59”:

Andrew Bellucci, who in the 1990s became one of the first chefs in New York City to achieve fame for pizza, then lost his job and reputation when an old crime caught up with him, only to return more than two decades later to a city full of pizzaioli inspired by his artisanal, traditionalist approach, died in Queens.

He collapsed from heart failure while working at his restaurant, Andrew Bellucci’s Pizzeria, in Astoria, said Matthew Katakis, his business partner.