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Renowned chef Floyd Cardoz dies after coronavirus diagnosis

(CNN) — World-renowned Chef Floyd Cardoz has died after being diagnosed with coronavirus.

Cardoz was admitted to the hospital on March 17 after feeling feverish, according to a statement from Hunger Inc. Hospitality, where Cardoz was a director.

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Sincere apologies everyone. I am sorry for causing undue panic around my earlier post. I was feeling feverish and hence as a precautionary measure, admitted myself into hospital in New York. I was hugely anxious about my state of health and my post was highly irresponsible causing panic in several quarters. I returned to New York on March 8th via Frankfurt

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The statement says the following day, the 59-year-old tested positive for COVID-19 and was being treated in New Jersey, where he died Wednesday.

Cardoz was a pioneer in modern Indian dining, earning multiple accolades and critical acclaim. He won Bravo’s third season of “Top Chef Masters.”

He had recently been filming the Netflix series “Ugly Delicious” with actor Aziz Ansari.

Chefs around the world have been mourning Cardoz’ death on social media, including food magnate David Change who said “Rest in peace… we will carry on your beautiful legacy.”