MasterChef Australia Judge Jock Zonfrillo Passes Away At 46, A Day Before Season 15 Premiere

by Shreya Ghosh
MasterChef Australia Judge Jock Zonfrillo Passes Away At 46, A Day Before Season 15 Premiere

Jock Zonfrillo is one of the biggest names in the world of chefs and the backbone of the world-renowned show MasterChef Australia since season 12. It is a dark day for the fans as the legend took his last breath yesterday, 30 April 2023 in Melbourne. The celebrity chef passed away at the age of 46 on Sunday. His family shared the saddening news in a statement on his social media.

Family Of Jock Zonfrillo Took To His Instagram To Confirm The Unfortunate News

MasterChef Australia Chef’s family let the world know about his sudden demise with a statement. They released this statement to the world with shattered hearts. It read how the family does not know how to possibly move through life without him. With some good memories and beautiful words and stories for him, the family members ended the statement. They also requested everyone to let them grieve privately at this devastating time.


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The news of his sudden demise has been shared by his family on Instagram. There has been no statement on the reason behind this devastating news.

MasterChef Australia Got Stalled For Some Time

MasterChef Australia was about to commence its latest season, Season 15 this Monday. Unfortunately, the show has now been postponed following the death of Jock Zonfrillo. Network 10 and Endemol Shine decided to not air the show on Monday. According to a report by the Guardian, Network 10 has confirmed the postponement of broadcasting the new season on Monday night.

MasterChef Australia also shared about not airing the show on their official Twitter handle.

The World Is Saddened & In Shock After Hearing The News

The confirmation of Jock’s family about his unfortunate demise on 30 April came as a shock to millions of his fans. He has always been a celebrated chef and a well-renowned personality. From the iconic MasterChef Australia, he built a great fanbase. The statement of the family confirming his passing away has shattered millions of hearts today and everyone is sending their deepest condolences to his friends and family.

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Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends at this time of sorrow.

Cover Image Courtesy: Instagram/ Jock Zonfrillo