His death was confirmed by his family in a statement that read, “our irreplaceable husband, father, brother, son and friend” died on Sunday in Melbourne.
“With completely shattered hearts and without knowing how we can possibly move through life without him, we are devastated to share that Jock passed away yesterday,” read the statement.
The cause of his sudden demise is not yet known.
MasterChef Australia’s new season was due to premiere on Monday, but it has been stalled for now.
Here’s how the world reacted…
Saddened by the devastating news of Jock Zonfrillo’s passing. I truly enjoyed the time we spent together on MasterChef in Australia. Sending all my love to Lauren and the family in this difficult time Gx
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) May 1, 2023
My family and I are deeply shocked and in disbelief at the sudden loss of Jock Zonfrillo, a beloved member of the MasterChef family.
My recently deceased wife, Joy, found solace in always watching MasterChef Australia as she daily fought terminal cancer and pain.
Joy never… pic.twitter.com/Fq06cQkvdT
— Allan Endresz (@EndreszAllan) May 1, 2023
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