Gordon Ramsay chef Joseph Cerniglia found dead after ‘suicide’ jump into river
It was the prediction that has now come back to haunt Gordon Ramsay.
In 2007, while filming an episode of Kitchen Nightmares, the celebrity chef had harsh words for new Jersey restaurateur Joseph Cerniglia: his business was about to ‘swim down the Hudson’.
This week it was revealed that Cerniglia, a 39-year-old father of three, is believed to have leapt to his death into the Hudson from the George Washington Bridge.
Cerniglia’s body was found floating in the river around 3pm Friday, just hours after a passer-by had phoned police to report he had seen a man jump from the bridge.
Haunting: Gordon Ramsay, left, delivered one of his trademark scoldings to chef Joseph Cerniglia, right, in this 2007 episode of Kitchen Nightmares. Cerniglia has since been found dead after apparently jumping into the Hudson River
Fears: Joe’s wife Melissa, left, and mother Pat, right, both expressed their fears for his stress levels during the Kitchen Nightmares episode
Police have not officially ruled his death a suicide, but have said they do not believe any ‘criminality’ was involved.
Cerniglia had said on the 2007 show that he owed $80,000 (
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