CEO of Texas Roadhouse dies after virus fight

CEO and founder of the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain took his own life after suffering from symptoms related to COVID-19, including severe tinnitus, or ringing in the ears.

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March 22, 2021 - 9:01 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kent Taylor, founder and CEO of the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain, has died. He was 65. His family and the company say he took his own life after suffering from symptoms related to COVID-19, including severe tinnitus. 

Taylor’s family and the company on Sunday confirmed his death in a statement. 

Tinnitus is a common condition involving ringing or or other noises in one or both ears. Experts say the coronavirus can exacerbate tinnitus problems.

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