‘Top Chef’ Winner Floyd Cardoz Dies of COVID-19
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R.I.P Chef @floydcardoz 🌹 – Floyd Cardoz was first and foremost a gentleman who happened to cook with grace and precision. From to Tabla to Paowalla and BBB, Floyd was a husband, father, respected colleague to many. Our hearts break for his remarkable, loving family and we wish them love, compassion and gratitude for sharing so generously Floyd’s contribution to the culinary world. We have lost one of the most dedicated and skilled cooks of our generation. A great, humble, kind man who always made everyone around him feel inspired. Love to the Cardoz family today and always. 💔 @opedromumbai @thebombaycanteen
We’re sad to report that Chef Floyd Cardoz died as a result of complications from COVID-19. He was 59.
The Top Chef Masters winner was first admitted to the hospital with a fever last Wednesday, according to People magazine, and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.
He posted an update on his Instagram page at the time, saying he sought medical help as a “precautionary measure.”
“Sincere apologies everyone,” he added. “I am sorry for causing undue panic around my earlier post. I was feeling feverish and hence as a precautionary measure, admitted myself into hospital in New York.”
Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.