As a fan of Chili My Soul on Ventura Blvd at Balboa I was saddened to open the Los Angeles Times today and read Randy's obituary. From the L.A. Times:
HOFFMAN, Randal Kent Passed away on June 18, 2009. He was a beloved son, brother uncle, brother-in-law, relative, loyal friend and charismatic to all. His two passions in life, music and the culinary arts, led to his mastering the drums and becoming a most wonderful chef and the proprietor of Chili My Soul.