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Philly chef who competed on Hell's Kitchen found dead of accidental drug intoxication

Paulie Giganti was the former chef at the restaurant Birra on Passyunk Avenue.

"It is an accidental death by drug intoxication," said James Garrow, spokesperson for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. The office does not release the type of drug involved or whether it was a prescription drug, he said.

Giganti's signature dish listed on his Fox biography was the "biscotti-encrusted scallops over a crispy polenta with a basil curry cream sauce."