‘Top Chef’ Star Aaron Grissom Dies Aged 34

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Heartbreaking news has reached us that Top Chef star, Aaron Grissom has passed away. He was just thirty-four years old.

Shortly after the tragic news was confirmed, his cause of death was revealed. Here’s the full story…

Top Chef fans have been left shocked following the death of one of the show’s former contestants, Aaron Grissom.

The star was just thirty-four years old.

A spokesperson for Top Chef network, Bravo, released a statement confirming the news.

And now, nearly a week on, his cause of death has been revealed.

The star was best known for appearing on the twelfth season of Top Chef back in 2014.

The show, which has been running since 2006, sees established chefs cooking against each other as they compete in several different challenges.

And sadly, was eliminated before reaching the final.

Before appearing on Top Chef, Aaron also starred in an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

The show covered Dirty Oscar’s Annex in Tacoma where Aaron made a name for himself.

Bagging himself a job cooking for touring artists in the music industry – including the likes of Billie Eilish. 

According to his colleague, Yu Nanakornphanom, the TV chef donated his kidney in his hour of need. “After we opened Moshi Moshi, we talked about it. ‘I have this condition, I don’t know how much I can take with the business.’,” Yu told Tacoma News Tribune.

“Then we were joking around, and he said, ‘I can give you a kidney.’ We happened to be a match — we’re both Type O. It’s very rare to find Type O.”

“He had a lot going on. “I think he had a good future ahead of him. He’s always learning to do something. He was driven. He lived his life fully.”

But returned to Washington recently when restrictions began to lift.

A spokesperson for Top Chef network Bravo released a statement confirming the tragic news, writing: “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.”  

Tributes have come pouring in.










According to The News Tribune, University Place police responded to an incident at 64th Street and Grandview West Drive near Chambers Bay. at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Aaron had approached the turn in the road at a high speed, according to the police report. Witnesses heard “high revving” of the vehicle’s engine.

He was wearing a helmet, police said.

Having suffered “blunt force injuries,” as a result of the motorcycle crash.

Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time. For more on stars we’ve sadly lost this year, scroll on.