Hell’s Kitchen chef Keith Greene drowned Tuesday

Keith S. Greene, a chef and contestant on Hell’s Kitchen, died from drowning on Tuesday. He was 35, and married and had children ages 2 and 1.

Newsday reports that his body “was discovered about 11 a.m. [Tuesday] by a couple walking along the shore near Wyandanch Lane Beach” in the Hamptons. In a later story, the paper reported that two hours before his body was discovered, he “told a police officer he was OK, just swimming and hanging out in the water.”

Keith, whose nickname was K-Grease, placed third in the second season of the Fox show; another chef on that season, Rachel Brown, died in 2007.

His web site had this reel of clips from his time on the show in 2006:

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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