MasterChef Australia Judge Jock Zonfrillo passes away at age 46

Tuesday 02 May 2023

Jock Zonfrillo, one of the judges of the popular TV show MasterChef Australia, has passed away at the age of 46. He had been part of the show since 2019 and his sudden death was confirmed in a statement. The network expressed their deep shock and sadness at the loss of a beloved member of the MasterChef Australia family.

Zonfrillo was known not only as a talented chef and MasterChef judge, but also as a bestselling author and philanthropist. He is survived by his wife and four children. The statement also highlights Zonfrillo's impressive career, which saw him work with world-famous chefs and open two highly regarded restaurants in Adelaide. Zonfrillo was due to return for the 2023 season of MasterChef Australia, but the show has been postponed for the week in Australia.