Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Eileen Smith - Owner of Tootie's BBQ From Restaurant Impossible Has Passed Away

Here is some sad Restaurant Impossible related news.  Eileen Smith, who owned Tootie's Texas BBQ has passed away.  Tootie's was featured on the latest season of Restaurant Impossible and you may remember part of the story line was her battling cancer.  She has been hospitalized since shortly before the episode aired.

Yesterday, she lost her battle with cancer and died at the age of 51.  There was a candlelight vigil for her last night at the restaurant and she was remembered as a "bright light in the community." 

There is no word on what this means for Tootie's, but the restaurant has been running for some time while she was in the hospital.


11 comments:

  1. That's such a shame. May she rest in peace.

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  2. That's horrible. 51 is way too young.

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  3. Way too young. I sincerely hope she did not suffer. My condolences to her family and friends.

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  4. Melissa Celosky BuchanMay 22, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Rest in Peace, May God be with your family during this time. Way to young.

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  5. I offer my condolscenes to the famiily of this beautiful woman.

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  6. My heartfelt sympathies to her friends and family. What a shame. I really liked her on the episode. Rest in peace.

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  7. My oldest brother died at 51 as well. It is too soon and cancer is a nasty disease. It's heartbreaking to see your loved one go through this. My thoughts go out to Eileen's family and loved ones.

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  8. Tooties will remain open in my memory of auntie the restraunt is doing amazing thank you so much restraunt impossible and everyone for all your love and support auntie is watching over all off us smiling finally out of payne and in peace

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  9. angela trombelloMay 28, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    wow...so sad. My condolences. prayers

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  10. I just watched the episode and was in tears as eileen cried trying to get her restaurant in order as well as her personal life. When I saw the note that she died I really lost it as if I knew her personally! What a sweet and kind spirit she seemed to be. I know God welcomed her with open arms! RIP Ms Eileen. I wish only God's best blessings on the restaurant which is now her legacy!

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