TV Chef Who Appeared On Gordon Ramsay's Reality Show Commits Suicide
Posted on Tue Sep 28, 2010 09:35 AM PDT

FAIR LAWN, NJ (X17online) - ramsay200.jpgJoseph Cerniglia, who once appeared on the reality show, Kitchen Nightmares, has committed suicide.

The chef, 39, who owns the restaurant Campania in Fair Lawn, is the second chef to commit suicide after appearing on the show. While on the show, Ramsay had told Cerniglia that his failing restaurant was "about to swim down the Hudson." Ironically, his body was found floating in the Hudson after he jumped off the George Washington Bridge

Cerniglia was once the executive chef of Gallagher's Steak House in Manhattan. Rachel Brown, a former contestant on Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen, also took her own life back in 2007.