KANSAS CITY, Mo (AP) – LC Richardson, the owner and namesake of one of Kansas City’s most iconic barbecue places, has passed away.
Richardson opened LC’s Bar-BQ near the Truman Sports Complex in 1986. It became a popular stop for fans en route to the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs games, as well as barbecue fans across the area.
Richardson’s granddaughter Tausha Hammett announced on the restaurant’s website that he had died this week. He was 86 years old. No cause of death was given.
“He’s just one of our legends that we will miss dearly,” said Ardie Davis, barbecue contest judge and author of several books on grilling and grilling.
The restaurant announced that a public tour for Richardson will be held at Watkins Heritage Chapel on Saturday, February 27, from 4pm to 7pm. The family are planning a private memorial service in Jackson, Mississippi, at a later date.
Richardson grew up in Mississippi and moved to Kansas City in 1953. He worked in restaurants and eventually became head chef at Farmland Industries from 1973 to 1986. He retired early to open his own restaurant, reported The Kansas City Star.
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