Kent Taylor CEO and founder of Texas Roadhouse died on Thursday at age 65. In a company-issued statement, Taylor’s family said Taylor took his life away following a battle with post Covid-19 related symptoms, including severe tinnitus (ringing in the ear). After, the restaurant chain announced his death on its Facebook page.
“After a battle with post Covid-19 related symptoms, including severe tinnitus, Kent Taylor took his own life this week,” the family said. “Kent battled and fought hard like the former track champion he was. The suffering greatly intensified in recent days became unbearable.”
According the family, Taylor funded a clinical study aiming to give help to military members who suffer from tinnitus. President Jerry Morgan will be the successor of Taylor as a CEO of the Louisville-based restaurant company, continued the statement.
“We will miss you, Kent. Because of you and your dream of Texas Roadhouse, we get to say we (love) our jobs every day,” the company wrote in a Facebook post on Friday.