Gary Canter
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Famous Hollywood Deli Co-Owner Died of Heart Disease, Type II Diabetes

Gary Canter — beloved co-owner Canter’s Deli, of one of the most famous delis in all of Los Angeles — died of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, his death certificate confirms.

According to the document, Canter was buried at Mount Sinai Memorial Park on New Year’s Eve.

As The Blast first reported, Canter had a history of heart problems and a Facebook post announcing his death said he suffered a heart attack.

Gary was the grandson of Ben Canter, who started the deli with his brothers in 1931 in Boyle Heights. The deli was later moved to Fairfax in 1953 and has been a celebrity staple ever since.

He was also responsible for bringing his family’s deli to the Las Vegas strip.