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Gold Star's Susan Stursberg Passes Away

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 11, 2012 5:30PM

Susan Stursberg with her husband, Ian Tuggle. (Photo via Stursberg's Facebook page.)

Sad news out of Wicker Park, where longtime Gold Star co-owner Susan Stursberg lost her battle with cancer. Stursberg’s husband, Ian Tuggle, announced her passing. She was 45 years old.

Stursberg was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the spring and friends and family rallied to host a series of fundraisers to help offset her medical bills. Gold Star is one of our favorite bars in Chicago in large part to the Stursberg’s no-nonsense attitude and it’s a major achievement the bar’s atmosphere remained the same as the neighborhood around it underwent multiple makeovers