Jock Zonfrillo, GraspChef Australia host, discovered useless at age 46

Jock Zonfrillo, GraspChef Australia host, discovered useless at age 46

GraspChef Australia host Jock Zonfrillo has died on the age of 46, in keeping with a message from his household and a statement from the broadcaster of the present. Zonfrillo, a Scottish-Australian father of 4 who was a choose on the favored TV cooking competitors, was discovered useless by police in Melbourne within the early hours of Monday.

“With fully shattered hearts and with out understanding how we are able to probably transfer by means of life with out him, we’re devastated to share that Jock handed away,” his household mentioned in an announcement on social media.

Good Food Guide Awards 2018 - Arrivals
Jock Zonfrillo attends the Good Food Guide Awards at Crown Palladium on October 8, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. 

Photo by Sam Tabone/WireImage by way of Getty

“For those that crossed his path, turned his mate, or have been fortunate sufficient to be his household, maintain this proud Scot in your hearts when you will have your subsequent whisky.”

No reason for demise was given however Victoria state police mentioned the demise was not being handled as suspicious.

Police mentioned they have been making ready a report for the coroner.

GraspChef Australia broadcaster Network 10 and manufacturing home Endemol Shine Australia said they were “deeply shocked” at his sudden demise.

“Talented and with loads of grit”, Zonfrillo — born in Glasgow to an Italian father and a Scottish mom — was closely influenced by his dad and mom’ cultures, they mentioned. “Jock’s charisma, depraved sense of humour, generosity, ardour and love for meals and his household can’t be measured. He will probably be tremendously missed.”

GraspChef is not going to be airing this week following Zonfrillo’s demise, the broadcaster mentioned.

Scottish-born Australian rock star Jimmy Barnes said on social media he had misplaced a “pricey pal.”

“Jock was like a brother to me and we made one another snicker and cry. My coronary heart goes out to his household,” Barnes wrote.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver additionally reacted on social media, calling Zonfrillo’s demise a “whole shock.”

I’m in whole shock to get up to the sudden demise of chef Jock Zonfrillo. We had one of the best time working collectively for this…

Posted by Jamie Oliver on Sunday, April 30, 2023

Chef Gordon Ramsey additionally took to social media to ship his condolences.

“Saddened by the devastating information of Jock Zonfrillo’s passing,” he wrote. “I actually loved the time we spent collectively on GraspChef in Australia. Sending all my like to Lauren and the household on this tough time.”

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