NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – North Vancouver celebrity chef Anthony Sedlak has died.

In a statement, the 29-year-old’s family says he collapsed Friday from an undiagnosed medical condition. His body was found later that day in his apartment.

Sedlak was best-known as the host of Food Network Canada‘s The Main and a judge on Family Cook Off. He is also the author of the national bestseller cookbook The Main.

By the time he was 13, Sedlak knew he wanted to be a chef and, by 19, had completed a culinary arts program and four-year apprenticeship in Vancouver, before spending almost two years at La Trompette, a Michelin Star restaurant in London, England.

At 23, Sedlak won silver representing Canada at the World Junior Chef Challenge in New Zealand, and just months later, won Food Network’s Superstar Chef Challenge.

The statement from his family thanks his fans and associates for all their love, devotion and condolences, and says a private funeral service will be held in Vancouver.