In very grim news today, the restaurant owner who appeared on Chef Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares was found dead in the Hudson River with suicide the likely cause.
Joseph Cerniglia’s body was found in the Hudson near W. 145th St. on Friday – hours after a motorist reported seeing a man jump off the bridge, police said.
NYPD investigators have not officially ruled it a suicide but they don’t suspect criminality. His relatives could not be reached.
This is too bad. The guy was married, had a family, and from all the reports I could find, his business was one of the few that appeared on the show which actually turned around and remained so after the buzz faded.
The weird part was during the episode, Chef Ramsay told Cerniglia that his business was about to “swim down the Hudson”.
I’m not going to pretend I know much about this story and give you some long speculation of why it happened, it’s just reality news, but sad to see and feel bad for his family. Very sad story indeed.