Kent Taylor dies – Cause of death: Texas Roadhouse founder and CEO dies by suicide months after contracting COVID Obituary New Taylor is from Louisville. He founded the casual restaurant in 1993, with the first restaurant opening in Clarksville, Indiana.
Texas Roadhouse, Inc. announced the unexpected death of founder and CEO Kent Taylor, believed to be suicide. He is 65 years old.
Taylor held several positions at the company, most recently serving as chairman and chief executive officer until his death.
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Mr Taylor battled the situation but “the pain that has intensified greatly in recent days has become unbearable,” the statement said. It added that Mr Taylor had recently pledged to fund “a clinical study to help service members who also suffer from tinnitus”, which can cause tinnitus and other noises.
Kentucky state police told the Louisville Courier-Journal that his body was found on a property near Louisville, Kentucky. Oldham County Coroner David Pendleton said Monday that the official cause of death is pending autopsy results.