First Rachel Brown, Now Joseph Cernigia Found Dead, Hell’s Kitchen
‘Kitchen Nightmares’ Restaurateur Found In River
If you tune in regularly to Kitchen Nightmares, one of Gordon Ramsay’s many reality TV shows, you may remember seeing Joseph Cerniglia featured in an episode.
The 39-year-old chef-owner of Campania came on the show to help keep his New Jersey restaurant from going under. Unfortunately, Cerniglia was found dead in New York last week.
Police pulled his body from the Hudson River near W. 145th St. around 3 p.m. on Friday, reports NYDailyNews.com. The cause of death is still under investigation, but “no criminality” is suspected.
Police responded to a 911 call of a body floating in the river, not long after another caller reported seeing a man jump from the George Washington Bridge.
Cerniglia leaves behind his wife and three sons.
Each episode of Kitchen Nightmares features Ramsay spending a week with a flailing restaurant where he revamps their dining space and menu to help improve their business. The American spinoff is based on the British series Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares.