Was Howie Kleinberg Married? Top Chef Star Dies At 46

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Restaurant owner and Top Chef celebrity Howie Kleinberg passed away at age 46, according to his mother. According to Susan Kleinberg, who also added that her son passed away over the weekend after having a heart attack.

His mother said: “I am just finding out how many lives he touched. He was married to his passion in life, which was his cooking,”

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Who was Howie Kleinberg?

The South Florida native who now calls Miami home and is a Johnson & Wales University culinary school alumnus participated in Season 3 of “Top Chef.” Kleinberg was recommended to the Bravo competition by a coworker, Terry Zarikian, the culinary advisor at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, where he finished eighth.

According to his mother, Howie started his career working in the kitchen of a Miami Intercontinental Hotel. Susan said: “He came home the first day complaining, ‘Look how red my hands are!’ But after a couple of weeks, he said, ‘I think I kind of like this,’”

His passion for gourmet eating reportedly inspired him to participate in the South Beach Wine and Food Festival yearly. The surviving family members of Chef Howie include his mother Susan, stepfather Ken Ratner, sister Amy Wildstein, and his cherished dog Sky.

How Did Howie Kleinberg Die?

Susan Kleinberg, Kleinberg’s mother, told the Miami Herald that her son passed away over the weekend after suffering a heart attack. According to a statement to the Miami New Times from Peacock Garden: “We at Peacock Garden are saddened by the passing of chef Howie Kleinberg,”

“Howie was a valued member of our team and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family.”

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