Food Network star Carl "The Cuban" Ruiz dies at 44

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Carl Ruiz Dies: Food Network Star And Celebrity Chef Was 44 – Deadline

Food Network star and restaurateur Carl Ruiz died Saturday in his sleep of a suspected heart attack. He was 44 years old and his death was confirmed by his restaurant’s Instagram page.

Ruiz opened a new restaurant, La Cubana, in New York City in June. The eatery specializes in authentic Cuban cuisine.

The late chef appeared on the Food Network in multiple episodes of Guy Fieri’s showcase Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and also was a frequent judge on the Guy’s Grocery Games competition.
 

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First 50 then 44. Why am I putting off retirement another year or two?


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I'm hitting 70 in November and I'm still working. Too many men drop dead within 6 months of retiring. I think it's all in the mind. You just need to like your job.
 

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“If you like what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

I’d rather spend the time with my wife.


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