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Theodore 'Ted' Brennan dies



Longtime Brennan's proprietor Theodore "Ted" Brennan died Aug. 3. He was 68.

  Brennan passed away at his home, and the cause of death has not yet been determined, his son Teddy Brennan told The New Orleans Advocate. Brennan was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

  The son of legendary restaurateur and Brennan family patriarch Owen Brennan, Ted Brennan — together with his brothers Pip and Jimmy — ran the French Quarter institution for 40 years before it closed in 2013. Brennan's cousin Ralph Brennan and local businessman Terry White purchased the building and reopened following a $20 million renovation.

  For the past several years, Ted was working on opening a new French Quarter restaurant in homage to his late father. His children plan to open it in fall.

  Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. Details were not available at press time.

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