Aaron Grissom, ‘Top Chef’ Contestant, Dies At 34 – Aaron Grissom, who competed on the 12th season of “Top Chef,” has died On Tuesday.
Aaron Grissom, ‘Top Chef’ Contestant, Dies At 34:
Aaron Grissom, a culinary standout who competed on season 12 of the cooking series “Top Chef,” has died after a motorcycle accident in Washingtion state.
Former “Top Chef” contestant Aaron Grissom got involved in a fatal motorcycle accident. Grissom died on Tuesday, September 8 after he suffered “multiple blunt force injuries” in a single-vehicle crash near Chambers Bay in Washington state.
Witnesses told cops they saw Aaron’s 2018 Suzuki GSX-R750 traveling at a high rate of speed through the roundabout before the crash. He seemed to have lost control of his motorcycle after striking a curb in a roundabout.
Witnesses also told police they heard “high revving” of the vehicle’s engine. Upon turning the corner themselves, they found the driver, Aaron, on the ground with his motorcycle about 100 feet beyond him. Witnesses attempted chest compressions on him before first responders arrived and medics performed CPR on Aaron.
‘Top Chef’ Contestant Aaron Grissom Dead After A Motorcycle Accident In Washingtion State:
A traffic deputy’s investigation determined that the motorcycle hit the curb twice, before and after the bend in the road. He was wearing a helmet and no other vehicles or people were involved in the crash. His death has been ruled an accident by the Pierce County medical examiner.
Grissom competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef: Boston” in 2014. He won one elimination challenge before finishing in 11th place. Grissom also appeared on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” while working as a chef at Dirty Oscar’s Annex in Tacoma.
According to his “Top Chef” bio, Grissom believed “cooking is something that all people share” regardless of “ethnicity, culture or heritage.” He had a passion for “Asian and new American cuisine.”
Prior to his death, the native of Tacoma, Wash., had been cooking for touring acts such as Billie Eilish, a peer of Grissom’s told the Tacoma News Tribune.
“He had a lot going on,” Yu Nanakornphanom shared with the publication, adding that Grissom and his wife had taken residency in Mexico before he returned to Tacoma this year. “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.”
Grissom is the latest loss for the “Top Chef” family.