Presenter and chef Michael Chiarello dies at 61


Chef Michael Chiarello, well-known presenter on the Food Network channel, died, aged 61, after failing to resist a serious allergic reaction and suffering anaphylactic shock. The information was confirmed to People.

In a statement, family members mourned the loss. “We deeply regret the loss of our beloved patriarch Michael. His culinary brilliance, boundless creativity and unwavering commitment to his family were at the core of his being”, says an excerpt from the note.

All his relatives were around him at the time of his death, as they had been with him in the hospital since last week, when he was admitted.

“As we navigate this profound loss, we hold dear the moments we cherished with him, both in his kitchen and in our hearts,” another part of the family’s statement added. “His legacy will live forever in the love he poured into every dish and the passion he instilled in all of us to savor the flavors of life.”

Chiarello was born in 1962, in California, and became known for hosting programs on PBS and the Food Network. He was also always called upon to participate in other gastronomic attractions such as Top Chef, Top Chef Masters and The Next Iron Chef.

Source: Folha

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