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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
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

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.