A Florida man who portrayed FSU mascot Chief Osceola from 2004-2007 was stabbed to death last week after a dispute about how to properly season gumbo, the New York Daily News reports.

Authorities say 33-year-old Caleb Joshua Halley died on Thursday from injuries he sustained during a fight about the stew’s recipe with co-worker Orlando Thompson. From the Tallahassee Democrat:

According to police reports the two men were arguing over the amount of spice to put into Buddy’s Seafood Market gumbo Tuesday where the two men worked.

Thompson armed himself with a wooden board and Halley with a small wooden knife.

Thompson then retreated and returned with a knife, slashing Halley, causing three lacerations across his torso.

Panama City police later arrested Thompson on manslaughter charges.

According to his obituary, Halley’s Native American heritage “made him so proud to be part of FSU’s dignified depiction of the historical Seminole leader Osceola,” who opens the school’s home football games “by riding to midfield with a burning spear and planting it in the turf.”

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