After a night of partying in Germany, a famous chef passed away under “strange” circumstances.
Heinz Winkler, 73, who at the age of 32 became the Michelin Guide’s youngest-ever recipient of three stars, passed away on October 27 after collapsing outside his restaurant in Aschau im Chiemgau, Germany.
After a lifetime in the kitchen, Winkler intended to retire with his 26-year-old partner Alicia Maas.
Local media have labelled his collapse outside his Residenz restaurant “strange,” and police have opened an investigation.
According to local media, Winkler’s first wife Daniella Hain’s friend, an unnamed off-duty cook, allegedly encouraged him to drink heavily before offering him a ride home in his car.
The off-duty chef was then spotted running back to the restaurant while yelling, “Heinz fell!” and was observed with blood on his shirt.
Alicia, Winkler’s girlfriend, was apparently in the kitchen when the event happened.
“A great person has left us. A legend of the art of cooking passed away.”
The seasoned chef was reportedly taken to the hospital and afterwards put into an induced coma.
According to certain media accounts, he passed away on the evening of October 28 and 29 due to multiple organ failure. Heinz Winkler, the restaurant’s manager, friend, partner, grandfather, and father, passed away yesterday, Friday, October 28, 2022, according to a statement posted on the establishment’s official page.
Winkler’s untimely passing occurred only a few days after the “ruthless slaying” of another famous chef dubbed “Iran’s Jamie Oliver.”
The day before his 20th birthday, Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops allegedly beat Mehrshad Shahidi to death.
Iranian officials denied being to blame for the chef’s demise, with Chief Justice Abdolmehdi Mousavi stating that the chef’s arms, legs, or cranium bore “no traces” of fractures or “any brain injury.”