‘Top Chef’ Winner Floyd Cardoz Dies of COVID-19

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.