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“What’s for Dinner” star Ken Kostick passes on

The host of several Canadian cooking shows, including Counter Top to Table Cuisine and He Said, She Said with Ken & Mary Jo, has died of complications from acute pancreatitis, at the age of 57.
April 25, 2011

Ken Kostick, star of various Canadian cooking shows including the long-running What’s for Dinner, has died from complications due to acute pancreatitis, at 57.

Kostick’s business manager and partner Desi Cabrera confirmed the untimely death at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto on April 21 in a statement online.

Cabrera said Kostick was survived by his long-time best friends Gill Humphreys and Mary Jo Eustace, co-host of What’s for Dinner, and his ‘kids’ Napoleon, Josephine, Hercules, Kasper and Mr.Bigglesworth.

Kostick’s TV cooking shows also included Ken Kostick and Company, Counter Top to Table Cuisine and the most recent project He Said, She Said with Ken & Mary Jo.

What’s for Dinner, produced by Breakthrough Films, bowed on the Life Network in 1995 and eventually passed the 600-episode milestone.

(From Playback Daily)

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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