Williams-Sonoma founder dies at 100

Chuck Williams, founder of Williams-Sonoma, died at the age of 100, the company confirmed.

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  • Chuck Williams was known for his innovation on items for the kitchen
  • His passion for cooking and entertaining friends led him into the entrepreneurial world

(CNN)Chuck Williams, the founder of Williams-Sonoma, has died at age 100, the company said Saturday.

Williams, whose business is famous for its cookware, died of natural causes at his home in San Francisco.
His passion for cooking and entertaining friends led him into the entrepreneurial world in what would eventually become a global powerhouse celebrated by beloved cooks everywhere.
    Though he loved to eat with friends, the likelihood he would have more than six people at a dinner party was slim. Williams believed that six was the maximum allowed at a dinner party.