To his customers, Joseph Hewett was known as a visionary and talented chef.
Fusing down-south flavors with modern haute cuisine, he turned his downtown Franklin restaurant the Indigo Duck into a dining experience unlike anything else in Johnson County.
But there was more to the man than his food. He was a warm, generous person, friends say.
Hewett, the 36-year-old owner and chef of the Indigo Duck, died early Tuesday morning. The cause of death was not available Tuesday.