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'Hells Kitchen' Chef Paulie Giganti Found Dead At 36

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Source: FOX

Apr. 20 2017, Published 7:39 p.m. ET

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Paulie Giganti Dead
Source: FOX

Tragedy struck for the Hell’s Kitchen family on Thursday after one of their beloved chefs, Paulie Giganti, was discovered dead in his home. He was only 36. Officials reveal to RadarOnline.com that the TV personality's body was found at his residence in Philadelphia. The Medical Examiner confirmed with the site that Giganti’s time of death was 8:55am on April 20. Meanwhile, officials can say, “There is no cause of death at this time as this just happened today...Police were at the scene.”

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Philadelphia Police would not comment on whether there was trauma or foul play involved.

Paulie rose to fame when he competed on the reality cooking competition in 2016.

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Giganti, a New York native, ran a restaurant called Birra in Philadelphia.

The 36-year-old studied engineering and was not a trained chef. He taught himself to cook.

Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones at this time.

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