MasterChef Australia judge Jock Zonfrillo has died at the age of 46. He breathed his last in Melbourne on Sunday, 30 April. His family confirmed the unfortunate news through an official statement on his Instagram account. As per the reports, no cause of death was given. A Victoria Police spokesman said his death was not being treated as ‘suspicious’.
Jock Zonfrillo passed away
The statement released by Zonfrillo’s family read, “With completely broken hearts and not knowing how we can move forward with life without him, we are devastated to share that Jock passed away yesterday.” It’s done. So many words can describe it, so many stories can be told.” , but at this point we are too overwhelmed to put them into words. For those who crossed his path, became his companions, or were lucky enough to be his family, keep this proud Scot in your hearts when you next have a whiskey. ,
Jock Zonfrillo is survived by his third wife, Lauren Fried, and his four children, Ava and Sophia, and Alfie and Isla with Fried, from his first two marriages.
The official Instagram handle of MasterChef Australia shared a heartfelt note as the team mourned his sudden demise. The new season was due to premiere today but the team said it would not air this week. Part of their note read, “Network 10 and Endemol Shine Australia are deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Jock Zonfrillo, a beloved member of the MasterChef Australia family. Jock passed away yesterday in Melbourne. Jock is loved by the Australians.” Chef, best-selling author, philanthropist and MasterChef judge but he will be best remembered as a loving father, husband, brother and son.”
Before he passed away, British chef Jamie Oliver shared a photo of them together from the sets of MasterChef Australia and expressed his excitement about the new season.