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Aaron Grissom: 5 Things To Know About The ‘Top Chef’ Contestant Dead At 34


So sad! ‘Top Chef: Boston’ contestant Aaron Grissom has been killed in a motorcycle accident at the too-young age of just 34. We’ve got five things to know about the talented cook.

Add another sad death to those we’ve lost in 2020. Top Chef fans will remember Aaron Grissom as a contestant from 2014’s Boston season 12 of the Bravo cooking competition. He has been killed in a motorcycle accident in his native Washington State. Aaron died on Sept. 9 at the age of 34, after apparently losing control of his 2018 Suzuki GSX-R750 and striking a curb in a roundabout, TMZ reports. Witnesses said he approached the turn in the road at a high speed, according to the police report obtained by the Tacoma News Tribune.

According to the report, after hearing a “high revving” noise, witnesses said they found Aaron on the ground and his motorcycle had gone another 100 feet beyond him. The tragedy happened near the Chambers Bay Golf Club in Tacoma, not far from where Aaron grew up. He had a helmet on at the time of the crash and no other vehicles were involved in the tragedy, per the report. His death was ruled an accident, having suffered “blunt force injuries,” according to the Pierce County medical examiner. We’ve got give things to know about Aaron.

Aaron Grissom
Aaron Grissom competes in a challenge during Episode 5 of ‘Top Chef: Boston,’ which aired on November 12, 2014. Photo Courtesy of Bravo.


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