This story was updated Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 8:55 p.m.
Neville Forsythe, chef and owner of Mrs. B's Reggae Cafe on South Broad Street, died Monday in a car crash in Georgia.
The incident happened on Interstate 75 near Adairsville, about 60 miles south of Chattanooga, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. The vehicle's driver and Forsythe, 64, were heading north when the Ford Explorer in which they were traveling had a tire malfunction, causing the driver to lose control. The vehicle flipped several times and Forsythe was ejected. The driver, whose name has not been released by the Georgia State Patrol, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
A Facebook post on the restaurant's page this week said that it would be closed "due to unforeseen tragedy" and thanked the community for its support.
Dozens shared their condolences and prayers.
"Oh I'm so sorry for your loss and hold your family in our thoughts," one person posted.
"I hope you know how much love this community has always had for you, your family, and your incredible cooking," posted another.
This is a developing story.