Texas Roadhouse CEO Suicides With Post-Covid Symptoms

The family of Texas Roadhouse founder and CEO Kent Taylor said Friday that Taylor took his own life after a battle with post-COVID-related symptoms

PLUS: What To Do If You Have Lingering COVID-19 Symptoms

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) – The family of Texas Roadhouse founder and CEO Kent Taylor said Friday that Taylor took his own life after a battle with post-COVID-related symptoms.

In a statement, the family said those symptoms included severe tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

The Louisville-based restaurant said Thursday that Taylor had died. He founded the company in 1993, which expanded to more than 630 locations in 49 states

Following is the entire statement released Friday by the family:

“Our community and the restaurant industry lost a legend and the Taylor family lost a wonderful son, father and grandad this week.

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“After a battle with post-Covid related symptoms, including severe tinnitus, Kent Taylor took his own life this week.

“Kent battled and fought hard like the former track champion that he was, but the suffering that greatly intensified in recent days became unbearable.

“But in true Kent fashion, he always found a silver lining to help others. Most recently, he committed to fund a clinical study to help members of the military who also suffer with tinnitus … ” [Click source below to read more.]

What Should You Do If You Have Lingering COVID-19 Symptoms?

Nov. 19, 2020 – Katie McCallum

HOUSTON METHODIST – Even a mild case of COVID-19 can come with some pretty miserable symptoms, including debilitating headaches, extreme fatigue and body aches that make it feel impossible to get comfortable.

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To make matters worse, it’s becoming more and more apparent that a subset of people who’ve “recovered” from COVID-19 will go on to experience symptoms that linger well beyond testing negative for the virus.

These individuals are sometimes referred to as “COVID long-haulers,” and experts are searching for answers about this condition that’s now being termed post-COVID syndrome.

“We’re seeing continued evidence that a fair number of people who have had COVID-19 continue to feel the effects of this illness for weeks to months after recovering from the worst of their symptoms or complications,” says Dr. Sandeep Lahoti, a gastroenterologist at Houston Methodist who is leading the COVID-19 Recovery Clinic.

“We still don’t understand how long these symptoms can truly persist, but we do know that many of these people would benefit from specialized care and, in some cases, regular follow-up.”

Just as COVID-19 itself can come with a range of symptoms, so, too, can post-COVID syndrome.

The most common symptoms that can linger include:

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Joint pain
  • Chest pain
  • Brain fog, including an inability to concentrate and impaired memory
  • Loss of taste and/or smell
  • Sleep issues … Read more. 
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