The cooking world is grieving the loss of Aaron Grissom.
E! News verifies Grissom, who contended on season 12 of Top Chef, passed away Sept. 8 following a bike mishap in his native Washington state. He was 34.
According to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office, Grissom’s cause of death was “multiple blunt force injuries” suffered throughout a traffic accident.
Bravo resolved the news of his passing in a declaration to E! News, which checked out, “Bravo and the Top Chef household are distressed to learn more about the death of Chef Aaron Grissom from Season 12: Boston. Our inmost compassion heads out to his friends and family.”
Host Padma Lakshmi shared, “I am very saddened by the loss of one of our Top Chef alumni. My sincere condolences to his family and loved ones at this time.”
According to an associate of Grissom’s, who talked to the Tacoma News Tribune, he was preparing for exploring artists such as Billie Eilish prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.