Hector Rolotti, founder of the famed Novecento restaurant in Miami, was found dead in India over the weekend.
The Novecento Group said in a statement that the body, “found intact due to the low temperatures of the Ganges River this time of year,” was discovered by a group of locals.
“Novecento deeply appreciates the many expressions of solidarity, concern and affection received since the event occured. We ask everyone to pray for him and his family during this difficult time.
“Hector was endeared by many in Córdoba, Buenos Aires, Miami and New York — all the places where he lived and opened a Novecento Restaurant,” the statement said. “He was a tireless entrepreneur and family man, always concerned about his children, wife and parents. Hector’s great achievement with Novecento was much more than a restaurant chain, it is a meeting point for friends and communities. Hector’s example as a person, husband, father and friend — as well as his eternal smile — will live on forever.”