Celebrity chef Carl Ruiz, 44, found dead in his apartment after suffering heart attack in a sleepover

Cuban-American chef Carl Ruiz, best known for his roles on Food Network shows with friend and restaurateur Guy Fieri, has died of a suspected heart attack. The 44-year-old, who appeared on Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games and Ranch Kitchen, passed away at the age of 44. His friends confirmed his demise on social media, saying that he died peacefully in his sleep of what is believed to be an acute coronary artery disease. However, the cause of his death is not known.

Currently, the Food Network star, who served both as a competitive chef champion and celebrity judge, was in the food and restaurant business for over 25 years. He also had opened eateries across the world during this time period. Notably, he also appeared on numerous radio and television shows.