Texas Roadhouse Founder Kent Taylor Dies At 65 Following Life After Fighting Covid

On Thursday, Texas Roadhouse founder and CEO Kent Taylor died, according to a Facebook post. He was 65 years old.

We will miss you, Kent. Because of you and your dream of Texas Roadhouse, we get to say we ❤ our jobs every day. #WeLoveYouKent #TXRHFamily #RoadhouseStrong

Posted by Texas Roadhouse on Friday, 19 March 2021

Taylor committed suicide after suffering from post-Covid-19 symptoms such as severe tinnitus, according to the family, according to a company statement. Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears.

Kent Taylor Was Struggling With Post Covid Symptoms

“This week, Kent Taylor took his own life after battling post-Covid symptoms such as severe tinnitus,” the family said. “Kent fought and fought hard like his former track champion, but the pain that has become unbearable in recent days is unbearable.”

Taylor’s family recently stated that Taylor had committed himself to funding a clinical trial to assist military personnel suffering from tinnitus.

Texas Roadhouse releases cause of death for founder Kent Taylor -  Louisville Business First

“Kent, we’re going to miss you. We get to say we (love) our jobs every day because of you and your Texas Roadhouse dream. “

The Louisville-based restaurant chain announced on Friday that President Jerry Morgan would take over as CEO after Taylor’s death.

“Although you never expect a visionary like Kent to die, our estate plan, led by Kent, gives us great confidence,” said Greg Moore, Texas Roadhouse’s lead director.

On Thursday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer tweeted that the city had “lost a much-loved one-of-a-kind citizen.”

“Kent’s kind and generous spirit was his constant push,” Fisher wrote. “Whether he quietly helped a friend or built up in @texasroadhouse, one of the big American companies.” “He was a trailblazer who embodied the values of never giving up and putting others first.”

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide or self-harm, please contact the national suicide prevention Lifeline at this link, or call 1-800-273-TALK, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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