Aaron Grissom, one of the most prominent culinary characters who participated in the twelfth season of the series Top Chef, has passed away. He was 34 years old.
“Bravo and the Top Chef family are saddened to learn of the death of Chef Aaron Grissom from Season 12: Boston. Our deepest sympathy is with his family and friends,” Bravo, the network behind the TV show, told Fox News in a statement Friday.
People magazine reported that the Pierce County Medical Examiner Office determined that Grissom’s death was caused by “multiple blunt injuries” in a traffic accident. His death has ruled out an accident.
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Before his death, he was a native of Tacoma, Washington he was cooking for touring as Billie Eilish, a fellow Grisom for the Tacoma News Tribune.
Yu Nanakornphanom shared the post, adding that Grissom and his wife had resided in Mexico before returning to Tacoma this year: “He’s had a lot of events.” “I think he had a good future ahead of him. He is always learning to do something. He was driven. He lived his life to the full.”
Grissom took 11th place out of 16 chefs they competed with Top chefs. He also appeared in the Food Network series, Diners, Drive Ins and DivingWhile working as a chef at Dirty Oscar’s Annex in Tacoma.
Grissom Top chefs Bio said he has a “passion for new Asian and American cuisine,” which was evident in his work at Indo Street Asian Eatery in Nanakornphanom in Tacoma.
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