Howard Kleinberg dies at age 46

Howard Kleinberg competed on the third season of 'Top Chef'

He is an alum of the cooking show

This news was announced by The Bravo show on Twitter.

The tweet read,"The #TopChef family is saddened to learn about the

unexpected passing of Howard Kleinberg from season three.

Howie’s passion for cooking filled so many

and our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends,"

The cause of death was heart attack.

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