Former Top Chef star Aaron Grissom has reportedly died at the age of 34 after a tragic motorcycle accident.
According to reports, the chef died on Tuesday in Washington after suffering ‘multiple blunt force injuries’ in a traffic accident.
According to TMZ, Pierce County medical examiner ruled his death as an accident.
A spokesperson for Top Chef network Bravo released a statement confirming the news.
It read: ‘Bravo and the Top Chef family are saddened to learn about the passing of Chef Aaron Grissom from Season 12: Boston. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends.’
Aaron’s friends have also paid moving tributes online, with many describing him as a ‘passionate man with incredible potential’.
Another said: ‘RIP Aaron you will be greatly missed.’
Aaron took part in season 12 of Top Chef in 2014, but was eliminated early on.
Top Chef is an American reality competition television series which features chefs competing against each other in culinary challenges.
They are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food and wine industry with one or more contestants eliminated in each episode.
Aaron was a Tacoma native, and according to a business partner, had been travelling the world cooking for artists on tour, including Billie Eilish.
He also worked at North Hollywood’s Bow & Truss.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Bravo for comment.
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