Top Chef alum Aaron Grissom died after being concerned in a motorbike accident. He was 34.
“Aaron Grissom died on September 8,” the Pierce County health worker in his native state of Washington instructed Us Weekly on Friday, September 11. “The reason behind loss of life has been dominated as a number of blunt power accidents as a result of a visitors accident.”
Grissom competed on season 12 of Top Chef in 2014. He completed in 11th place out of 16 contestants.
“Bravo and the Top Chef household are saddened to be taught concerning the passing of Chef Aaron Grissom from Season 12: Boston,” a Bravo spokesperson mentioned in an announcement to Us. “Our deepest sympathy goes out to his household and mates.”
Grissom had a prolonged resume exterior of his time on Top Chef. He labored because the chef at Bow & Truss in North Hollywood, Dirty Oscar’s Annex in Tacoma, Washington, and ramen bar Moshi Moshi in Tacoma.
The actuality star’s colleague and good friend Yu Nanakornphanom instructed The News Tribune on Friday that he was dwelling in Mexico together with his girlfriend amid the coronavirus pandemic. He left Moshi Moshi in 2019 and started cooking for touring singers, together with Billie Eilish, earlier than the worldwide well being disaster pressured musicians to postpone their reveals.
“He had loads happening,” Nanakornphanom, to whom Grissom donated a kidney, defined. “I feel he had a very good future forward of him. He’s all the time studying to do one thing. He was pushed. He lived his life absolutely.”
Grissom is unfortunately not the primary Top Chef alum to move away this 12 months. Top Chef Masters season three winner Floyd Cardoz died in March after testing optimistic for coronavirus.
“I’m past saddened to get up in the present day and listen to the information of my pricey good friend @floydcardoz’s passing,” host Padma Lakshmi wrote by way of Instagram at the time. “Nobody who lived in NY within the early aughts may neglect how scrumptious and packed Tabla all the time was. He had an impish smile, an innate must make these round him completely satisfied, and a scrumptious contact. This is a big loss… not just for the skilled meals world, however for Indians all over the place. My coronary heart goes out to his spouse Barkha and their entire household. RIP Floyd.”
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