With all the TV legends who've died lately at ripe old ages, sometimes one can forget that death doesn't always visit people when they're old and gray. Such is the case for reknowned celebrity chef and Food Network Canada host Anthony Sedlak, who passed away last Friday at the entirely too young age of 29.
Sedlak was found dead in his Vancouver apartment on Friday evening. Police have stated that no foul play is suspected in Sedlak's death, and no criminal investigation will be forthcoming. Obviously, 29-year-old men don't just drop dead of natural causes, and one would have to assume that Sedlak had some type of medical condition that brought on his demise. For their part, Sedlak's reps and co-workers are unaware of any medical problems that he was suffering from, so that means that either Sedlak didn't know he had the health issue that killed him or he simply kept it private. It is currently unclear whether an autopsy to determine Sedlak's cause of death will be conducted or not.
Sedlak is best known for fronting the Food Network Canada series The Main, a show that featured the chef preparing a different specialty dish each week, with each culinary treat focusing on one main ingredient. Prior to that gig, Sedlak represented Canada at the World Junior Chef Challenge in New Zealand, where he won a silver medal. He also competed in and won Food Network Canada's "Superstar Chef Challenge".
The family of Anthony Sedlak has released a statement thanking fans for their condolences, and plan to hold a private funeral service in Vancouver soon.
Anthony Sedlak, 1983-2012
Source: ABC News