(CNN)Former “Top Chef” contestant Aaron Grissom has died after a traffic accident, authorities said Friday night. He was 34.

Grissom suffered multiple blunt force injuries and died Tuesday, the Pierce County Medical-Examiner’s Office in Tacoma, Washington, told CNN.He was a resident of University Place, Washington. “Bravo and the Top Chef family are saddened to learn about the passing of Chef Aaron Grissom from Season 12: Boston,” a Bravo spokesperson said in a statement on its website. “Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends.”Grissom worked as a chef before competing on the show.

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