‘Iron Chef’ Kerry Simon Bids Life Goodbye At 60

By Susmita Bhattacharya | 2 years ago
‘Iron Chef’ Kerry Simon Bids Life Goodbye At 60
PHOTOGRAPH: Chuck's Chicago |

The exemplary celebrity chef and restaurateur Kerry Simon died at the age of 60, defeated by the MSA (Multiple System Atrophy). Simon extended hands in opening a chain of Las Vegas’ premier dining destinations.

British TV personality Robin Leach informed the media that on Friday, Simon succumbed to a disease, which symptoms are similar to Parkinson’s.

Kerry’s considerable works of over four decades in the kitchen has cultivated a large amount of fan base, who expressed their grieves after the culinary genius passed away at the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. Even the eminent figures from the creative, food, and business worlds paid tribute to him as the death news flashed in the media.

Simon stands tall as a pioneering figure who invested much of his caliber in a culinary revolution, especially in the landscaper of Las-Vegas. Las Vegas weekly‘s Brock Radke wrote, “Simon … with his modern approach to traditional comfort food: crab cakes with papaya slaw, the greatest and most memorable mac and cheese, twice-baked banana bread with tempura bananas, pristine ahi tuna with fresh wasabi, and incredible meatloaf” balanced “between indulgence and moderation”.

Kerry was popular as the rock ‘n’ roll chef. He started his work in Evanston in his teenage years. He got the right start when Donald Trump hired him to run the Plaza Hotel’s Edwardian Room in the late 1980s.

The gentle Simon left a trace of awe to his friends and loved ones. Robin Leach wrote in a column on Friday, September 11 in the Las Vegas Sun.

“He didn’t smoke or drink alcohol, preferring his favorite juices regimen.”

Simon earned celebrity chef status after he won a 2005 episode of “Iron Chef”.

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