Chef who appeared on Gordon Ramsay's 'Kitchen Nightmares' commits suicide
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Officials reported that 39-year-old Cerniglia had jumped off of theinto the Hudson. His death has officially been ruled as suicide. His body was retrieved from the river after reports of a man jumping off of the bridge.
Ramsay released a statement to thesaying "I was fortunate to spend time with Joe during the first season of Kitchen Nightmares. Joe was a brilliant chef, and our thoughts go out to his family, friends and staff."
Cerniglia told Ramsay about his personal debt when he came to the restaurant in 2007. He said "I am financially in trouble. The debt of the restaurant alone is overwhelming. My personal debt — wife, kids, mortgage — that's a lot of debt".