Texas Roadhouse Founder And CEO Kent Taylor Dies
According to reports, the CEO and founder of Texas Roadhouse has died at the age of 65. The family of Kent Taylor, as well as his company, said that he took his own life after dealing with symptoms of COVID-19 - including tinnitus which is described as, "severe ear ringing".
You can see the full report posted to Twitter by @NOLAnews below.
The above report details that a statement from the family of Kent Taylor gave the unfortunate details of his cause of death. Specifically listed as a major symptom of Taylor's was tinnitus. According to WebMD, "Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling, or other sounds".
The report mentions that experts have said COVID-19 can heighten someone's issues with tinnitus. More on the statement from the Taylor family here.
A Texas Roadhouse spokesperson said that a small service will be held to honor the life of the company's late founder and CEO.
Kent Taylor was 65-years-old.