Floyd Cardoz, Top Chef Masters Winner, Dead of Coronavirus Complications

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Chef Floyd Cardoz, that won Season 3 of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, passed away Wednesday due to issues from the coronavirus. He was 59.

Hunger Inc. Hospitality, the business that Cardoz co-founded, validated his fatality in a statement, sharing that he had actually “examined positive for COVID-19, in USA, on March 18 and also was being treated for the same at [New Jersey’s] Mountainside Medical Center.”

The day that he checked favorable for the coronavirus, Cardoz had disclosed in an Instagram blog post that he had actually admitted himself to a New York medical facility, as a precautionary step, after feeling feverish.

Along with Top Chef Masters, Cardoz had actually shown up on a number of other culinary series, including episodes of Iron Chef America (as a challenger versus Bobby Flay in 2008), Worst Cooks in America (as a court) and also the Netflix docuseries Ugly Delicious.

“Bravo as well as the Top Chef family are deeply saddened by the passing away of Chef Floyd Cardoz,” a Bravo spokesperson stated in a declaration. “Floyd was a skilled cook who won and also completed Top Chef Masters. He was thoughtful, kind and also his smile lit up an area. He was an ideas to cooks around the globe and also we provide our inmost sympathy to his friends and family.”

Leading Chef host Padma Lakshmi additionally offered her condolences on Twitter:

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