MASTERCHEF Australia host Jock Zonfrillo has died aged 46.
The award-winning Glasgow-born chef was discovered useless at a home in Melbourne within the early hours of Monday morning when cops carried out a welfare verify.
Police mentioned his demise will not be being handled as suspicious.
His demise was confirmed by Community 10.
His household mentioned their hearts had been “shattered”.
“So many phrases can describe him, so many tales may be informed… for individuals who crossed his path, grew to become his mate, or had been fortunate sufficient to be his household, preserve this proud Scot in your hearts when you will have your subsequent whisky,” an announcement mentioned.
Survived by his spouse Lauren and 4 kids, Zonfrillo labored with world-famous cooks all over the world earlier than opening his personal in Australia.
Gordon Ramsay, Australian singer Jimmy Barnes, and fellow chef Colin Fassnidge led tributes to the Scotsman.
“Saddened by the devastating information… I actually loved the time we spent collectively on MasterChef in Australia,” Ramsay mentioned.
“Jock was like a brother to me and we made one another chuckle and cry,” Barnes mentioned.
MasterChef Australia mentioned: “Community 10 and Endemol Shine Australia are deeply shocked and saddened on the sudden lack of Jock Zonfrillo, a beloved member of the MasterChef Australia household.
“Jock handed away in Melbourne yesterday. MasterChef Australia won’t air this week.”
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