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: