Hell’s Kitchen 2 contestant Rachel Brown dies

Hell’s Kitchen 2 contestant and chef Rachel Brown died last week, according to The Dallas Voice.

She “was found dead in her family home in Bedford on May 9, according to her sister, Dr. Mary Brown,” the paper says, and her “death is currently under investigation.”

The paper says she “left behind a girlfriend and two cats”; a memorial service will be held May 26.

Although she was eliminated relatively early in the show, she returned to assist in the finale and was quite close to Heather, although the show never identified her or Heather, the show’s winner, as gay.

Local chef, reality TV celeb dies [Dallas Voice]

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