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Popular chef Floyd Cordoz, best known for being on Top Chef Masters has passed away at the age of 59 due to coronavirus at New Jersey's Mountainside Medical Centre, a spokesperson for his Hunger Inc. Hospitality group tells The Hollywood Reporter.
"It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the passing away of Chef Floyd Cardoz (59 years), Co-Founder, Hunger Inc. Hospitality, on March 25, 2020 in New Jersey, USA," a statement from Cardoz's company read. "He is survived by his mother Beryl, wife Barkha and sons Justin and Peter. Floyd tested positive for Covid 19, in USA, on March 18 and was being treated for the same at Mountainside Medical Centre, New Jersey, USA."
Cardoz — who, in India, owned The Bombay Canteen, O Pedro and the Bombay Sweet Shop —was admitted to the hospital with a fever last week and later tested positive for coronavirus.
Not long after he was hospitalized, Cardoz took to Instagram to share more about his health. "Sincere apologies everyone. 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," he wrote, adding he "was hugely anxious about my state of health."
The U.S. is only behind China and Italy in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, with 55,243 infections, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. More than 800 people have died.
May his soul rest in peace.