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Indian-origin chef Floyd Cardoz dies of coronavirus in New York, celebs mourn demise


New York: Renowned chef Floyd Cardoz has died from the novel coronvirus on Wednesday in New York. He was 59.

Floyd was the co-owner of the 2 fashionable Mumbai-based eating places, the Bombay Canteen and O Pedro.

An announcement launched by The Hunger Inc, the corporate that runs the eating places, had confirmed just a few days again that the chef had examined constructive for COVID-19 in New York.

“As a precautionary measure we have informed the Health Department in Mumbai about the same. We are also reaching out personally to people who have interacted with him during his visit to India, so they can take necessary medical advice should they indicate any symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath)and or (put themselves in) self-quarantine,” the assertion stated, in accordance with a Mid-Day report

Several celebrities took to social media to specific grief.

Actor Rahul Bose tweeted: “Shocked to hear the passing away of @floydcardoz. Apart from enjoying sterling meals at his various restaurants in New York & Bombay, he was a wonderful man – always warm, gracious and funny. Any pandemic always gets more ominous when you know those who have succumbed. RIP Floyd.”

Actress Tisca Chopra wrote: “So sad. RIP Floyd.”

Actress Sophie Choudry finds Floyd’s Demise as a “huge loss to the culinary world”.

Chef Kunal Kapur, who can also be identified for judging “Masterchef India”, too mourned the demise of Floyd. “It is sad to share that chef floyd Cardozo. @floydcardoz is no more. He has been an inspiration to many and I was hoping to cook with him some day.Falling to #covid19 just goes to show that this threat is very real so everyone please take care of yourselves. RIP cheffie. #corona,” Kapur wrote.

Paying condolences to Floyd’s household, tv anchor duo Rocky and Mayur, popularly identified for his or her present “Highway On My Plate, wrote: “Rest in Peace Chef @floydcardoz. We are very saddened to listen to of the passing away of the tremendous Chef. Our condolences to his household and to @ChefTZac together with the workforce. @[email protected]. This culinary genius will likely be missed!”

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