Celebrity chef Carl Ruiz has died, according to reports coming out on social media from some of his closest friends in the restaurant industry. He was just 44 years old.
The celebrity chef and Food Network mainstay reportedly passed away on Saturday night due to a suspected heart attack. So says Ruiz’s close chum Matt Farah, at least, who also reported that Ruiz apparently died peacefully in his sleep.
Farah is not the only high-profile celeb chef to reach out with condolences over Ruiz’s death, either; meat industry mainstay Guy Fieri shared his own condolences about his close friend on Twitter just a few hours ago, as you can see( below ):
Over the years, I’ve met a lot of great people but a friend like Carl is one in a hundred million. Carl ’The Cuban’ Ruiz will forever live on in my heart and in those of all who loved him.
— Guy Fieri (@ GuyFieri) September 22, 2019
” I’m heartbroken that my friend chef Carl Ruiz is gone ,” Fieri wrote in the two-tweet thread, which went viral with devotees sharing their condolences online, as well.” I had not yet been words to describe what a great friend he was to me and their own families. Its capability to stimulate me laugh and smile under any circumstances was only outshined by his knack as a cook. Over the years, I’ve met a lot of great people but a friend like Carl is one in a hundred million. Carl’ The Cuban’ Ruiz will forever live on in my heart and in those of all who loved him .”
Very powerful words from Fieri.
Other Food Network fixtures likewise shared their condolences for Ruiz’s passing, including Jet Tila and Ben Ford, who mail along kind words for the celeb cook( below ):
You taught us how to enjoy every moment to the fullest and not live wondering what if! You are run way too soon @carlruiz! I will always be #ruizing! You will be remembered by us all! #RIP my friend. Thank you @guyfieri for delivering Carl into all of “peoples lives”. #GGG pic.twitter.com/ 4g3Xyfq9kH
— Jet Tila (@ jettila) September 22, 2019
Ruiz — who was active on Instagram as late as yesterday — was of Cuban-American descent and widely known as an expert in Spanish cuisine. He opened a eatery in NYC called La Cubana earlier this year, as well, in addition to being able to inducing it big-hearted on Tv. Over the years, Ruiz had teamed up quite a bit with Fieri to do demonstrates, including guest looks on Guy’s Grocery Games, Guy’s Ranch Kitchen, and Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
In addition, he helped open countless other restaurants as part of an impressive 25 -year career traverse all elements of the meat service industry and restaurant biz.
Just one day before he was dead, Ruiz was active and having fun on his Instagram account./( c) Carl Ruiz/ Instagram
Surely, he will be very much missed by his family, friends, and loved ones.
We can’t imagine the surprise and sadness they must be facing now, and we transmit our sincere condolences out to them during this trying time for everybody. What a tough, tough time.
R.I.P ., Carl Ruiz.[ Image via Carl Ruiz/ Instagram]
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