Celebrity chef Kerry Simon dies after battle with multiple system atrophy

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Author: Parkinson's Life editorsPublished: 13 September 2015

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Iron Chef star Kerry Simon passed away on Friday aged 60 after a two-year battle with multiple system atrophy (MSA), what some describe as an aggressive form of Parkinson’s disease because of the similar symptoms they share.

Having gone public in 2013 that he was fighting MSA, the celebrity chef and restaurateur died at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, reported various sources.

Tributes have been pouring in on social media for the ‘rock-and-roll chef’ who is credited with laying the groundwork for a number of Las Vegas’ premier dining destinations. He was famed for his modern take on traditional comfort food and opened restaurants around the world.

MSA is a degenerative neurological disease that shares similar symptoms to Parkinson’s, including muscle control and balance problems.

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