Heartbreaking news over the weekend as Food Network star and celebrity chef Carl Ruiz died at the young age of 44.
TMZ reports that Carl passed away apparently from a heart attack on Saturday night, according to his friend Matt Farah. He added that Carl died peacefully in his sleep.
Guy Fieri also commented on Carl’s death, writing, “I’m heartbroken that my friend chef Carl Ruiz is gone.” You can check out his tweet below.
Ruiz had appeared on many Food Network shows, including “Guy’s Grocery Games”, “Guy’s Ranch Kitchen”, and “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.” Carl had also just opened a new restaurant in NYC this past June.