Celebrity chef Anthony Sedlak dies at 29

anthony-sedlak-dies.jpg Anthony Sedlak, winner of the Superstar Chef Challenge, died at the age of 29 years old Friday (July 6), a press release said Monday. His body was found in his Vancouver apartment at 7 p.m. local time Friday evening. The cause of death has not yet been released.

"His unexpected and sudden death has devastated his family, friends and the culinary community," says the press release. "The Sedlak family thanks Anthony's fans and associates for all their love, devotion and condolences."

Sedlak won the Food Network's Superstar Chef Challenge II when he was just 23 and for four seasons, he hosted the Food Network Canada's show "The Main." He also opened the American Cheesesteak Co. restaurant in Vancouver in 2012. 

Food Network Canada released the following statement following Sedlak's death:

"This morning we received tragic news that Anthony Sedlak had passed away. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Anthony's family during this difficult time. Anthony became a much loved member of the Food Network family, entertaining and inspiring fans through four seasons of The Main and his latest venture, Family Cook-Off. It was our privilege to have worked with him. His passing is a terrible loss and he will be sadly missed by all of us."

 
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