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Gary Alameda, Owner of Gee's Infamous Hot Dogs, Dies at 43

May this Charleston icon rest in peace.

Alameda at work
Alameda at work
Mike Ledford

It is a sad day in Charleston as word of Gary Alameda's sudden death came through social media this morning. Alameda, better known as "Gee," was the proprietor of Gee's Infamous Hot Dogs & More on Ann Street. Anyone who has ever been out on King Street knew Alameda's good nature and smile. He was a fixture of the late-night community — everyone from food and beverage workers, cab drivers, and concert-goers visited his cart.

Post and Courier reports that the cause of Alameda's death is unknown at this time, but "Around 4 a.m., Alameda was headed toward Summerville on I-26; he pulled over, feeling unwell and complaining of chest pain."

Alameda's Facebook page has turned into a scroll of eulogies with a great outpouring of kind words from the community that loved him.

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