'Top Chef Masters' Winner Floyd Cardoz Dies of Novel Coronavirus

News by Arsad Published on 26 Mar,2020 Updated on 12 Apr,2020

Floyd Cardoz Dies of After Testing Positive For COVID-19

  • Floyd Cardoz has died of the novel coronavirus.
  • He was admitted to the hospital with a fever.
  • He was the winner of season 3 of 'Top Chef Masters.'
  • The show host Padma Lakshmi paid tribute to him.

Bad news for the food world! Chef Floyd Cardoz, who won season 3 of Top Chef Masters has died of the novel coronavirus.

His family confirmed his death on Wednesday, March 25, to Indian publication According to the publication, the chef passed away after testing positive for COVID-19.

Cardoz previously shared with his fan on March 17 that he was in the hospital with a fever.

Alongside a selfie from his hospital bed, he wrote at the time,

I was feeling feverish and hence as a precautionary measure, admitted myself into hospital in New York. I was hugely anxious about my state of health and my post was highly irresponsible causing panic in several quarters. I returned to New York on March 8th via Frankfurt.

CAPTION: Floyd Cardoz died of coronavirus SOURCE: instagram/Floyd Cardoz

The next day, The Hunger Inc confirmed that Cardoz tested positive for coronavirus.

The company, which runs his restaurants, said in a statement,

Floyd Cardoz currently admitted in hospital in New York, USA, tested positive for COVID-19 on March 18, 2020.

Following his passing, Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi paid tribute to him via Twitter and Instagram on Wednesday.

Rest In Peace Floyd Cardoz!