Anthony Sedlak, host of Food Network Canada's "The Main" and a judge on the competitive series "Family Cook Off," has passed away from an undiagnosed medical condition. He was 29.
The celebrity chef was found dead July 6 in his North Vancouver apartment around 7 p.m. PST. Police confirmed to ABC News that there will be no criminal investigation.
Sedlak was considered a rising star in the culinary world, winning silver at the World Junior Chef Challenge in Auckland after college and taking the top prize for the Food Network’s "Superstar Chef Challenge." He was best known for his four seasons of hosting Food Network Canada's "The Main," which featured a dish prepared with one main ingredient. A cookbook based on the show went on to become a national bestseller.
"He was a kid in the way he acted and that youthfulness was really appealing," Chef Trish Magwood, a co-judge on "Family Cook Off" told the Globe and Mail. "He made food fun and was just infectious ... especially the way young girls seemed to love him and that's what really made him a phenomenon."
In a statement released July 9, Sedlak's family thanked the chef's fans and associates for all their "love, devotion and condolences."
A private funeral service will be held in Vancouver. To pay your respects, you can visit Sedlak's Facebook page here.
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