by Dr. William Makis 

April 20, 2023

(Left) France, Champagne – Chef Laurent Fresnet, age 56, died suddenly April 3, 2023 (click here)

(Right) UK Chef Matt Halford, age 38, died suddenly March 18, 2023 (collapsed in walk-in chiller). (click here)

(Left) Royal Chef who cooked for QEII, Graham Newbould, age 66, died suddenly Mar.2, 2023 (click here)

(Right) South African celebrity Chef Lentswe Bhengu-Mafoko, age 37 died Feb.28, 2023 after “short illness” (click here)

(Left) Scotland – Chef Gary Goldie, age 48 died suddenly Jan.2023 (click here)

(Right) Finnish Chef Antti Lukkari, age 29, died suddenly Jan.6, 2023 from “sepsis” while on vacation (click here)

(Left) UK, Edinburgh – Michelin Star Chef Paul Kitching died Dec.14, 2022 (click here)

(Right) NYC Chef Michael Ginor, age 59 died suddenly while competing in Ironman competition, Nov.2022 (click here)

(Left) New York Chef and writer Julie Powell died suddenly of cardiac arrest on Oct.26, 2022 (click here)

(Right) Scotland, Glasgow Chef Ross McComish, age 24, died suddenly Oct.2022 (click here)

(Left) Japan – Chef of world’s 1st Michelin-starred ramen eatery, Yuki Onishi, age 43, died suddenly on Sep.23, 2022

(Right) Phoenix – Chef Robert Jeoffrey Coonce died suddenly Oct.30, 2022 (click here)

(Left) US, Florida – Chef Howard Kleinberg, age 46, star of TV series “Top Chef” died suddenly of heart attack in July 2022 (click here)

(Right) Zimbabwe, Harare – Chef Justin Muzerengi, age 50, died suddenly Jan.2, 2023 (click here)

(Left) Boston Bruins Chef Keith Garman, age 33, died suddenly Oct.2022 (click here)

(Right) UK, Oldham – Chef Stephen Coyne, age 43, died on June 28, 2022 (click here)

(Left) Australia, Sydney, Chef Kerby Craig, age 38, died suddenly in June 2022 (click here)

(Right) Chef Sarah Hijris, age 37, died suddenly from aggressive cancer in May 2022 (click here)

(Left) Chef Hideyuki Tanaka, age 40, died of brain hemorrhage on Apr.17, 2022, collapsed after working out at the gym (click here)

(Right) St.Louis Chef Tom Coghill, age 58, died suddenly March 11, 2022 (click here)

(Left) Chef Cara Moroney, age 34, died in her sleep in her flat on Jan.3, 2022 (click here)

(Right) Chef Charisha Davis-Nickens, age 36, died suddenly Dec.16, 2021 (click here)

Chef Daniel Skipper, age 44, died of heart attack Dec.2021 (click here)

Top Hong Kong Chef Mok Kit-keung, age 58, died suddenly Sep.2021 (click here)

US, NY – Chef Bryah Gifford, age 42 died suddenly Aug 2021 (click here)

Jamaica – Chef Colin Hylton, age 61 died suddenly Apr 2021 (click here)

Dallas, Texas – Chef George Itoh died (stroke) April 25, 2021 (click here)

NY Chef Chay Ortiz, age 47, died suddenly March 2, 2021 (click here)

My Take…

I have not seen any explanation why so many chefs have been dying suddenly or unexpectedly in their 30s, 40s and 50s. Women and men.

Consequence of COVID-19 vaccine mandates? Something else?

The working age population of United States has been poisoned” – Edward Dowd, former BlackRock Hedge fund Manager, after examining US Insurance data from 2020 to 2022 and seeing skyrocketing disabilities and deaths in the working age population that accepted COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

UPDATE: After writing this article I learned that SuperBowl Chef Connie Johnson died suddenly on April 13, 2023. She was 56 years old (click here)

Jon Hameister-Ries

Thanks to our friend Jack of Edmonton for submitting this one of Jon Hameister-Ries to the list.

Jon Hameister-Ries, a former CFL player who became a chef, should be added to the list.  He died on June 9, 2021 at the age of 37, and no cause of death has been identified.



  1. Jon Hameister-Ries, a former CFL player who became a chef, should be added to the list. He died on June 9, 2021 at the age of 37, and no cause of death has been identified.