Lauren Fried, widow of Jock Zonfrillo, shares emotional tribute to her late husband: ‘These may be the worst photos, but they are my treasures’

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Jock Zonfrillo’s widow Lauren Fried has shared a bittersweet tribute to her late husband, almost one year on from his shocking death. 

The wife of the late celebrity chef posted four images to Instagram on Tuesday evening, alongside some touching words.

In the frames, Jock and Lauren appear to be having the time of their lives while out and about with his MasterChef co-host Andy Allen and his stunning wife Alexandra. 

It’s clear by the images they all shared a close bond as they smiled, exchanged kisses and played around for the camera.  

‘One year ago,’ Lauren captioned the precious photographs. 

Jock Zonfrillo's widow Lauren Fried has shared a bittersweet tribute to her late husband, almost one year on from his shocking death.  Pictured: Jock on MasterChef Australia

Jock Zonfrillo’s widow Lauren Fried has shared a bittersweet tribute to her late husband, almost one year on from his shocking death.  Pictured: Jock on MasterChef Australia 

The wife of the late celebrity chef posted four images to Instagram on Tuesday evening, alongside some touching words. Pictured, left to right, Jock, wife Lauren, Alexandra Allen and husband and MasterChef star Andy Allen

The wife of the late celebrity chef posted four images to Instagram on Tuesday evening, alongside some touching words. Pictured, left to right, Jock, wife Lauren, Alexandra Allen and husband and MasterChef star Andy Allen

In the frames, Jock and Lauren appear to be having the time of their lives while out and about with his MasterChef co-host and his stunning wife

In the frames, Jock and Lauren appear to be having the time of their lives while out and about with his MasterChef co-host and his stunning wife

‘Our last dinner together before we flew to Rome. We had the saké pairing. Obviously,’ she continued.

‘I always loved these two, but never more than now.’

Lauren closed her post with some heartbreaking words. 

‘These are the worst photos ever taken, but I treasure them,’ she added.

Jock died in his hotel room at Zagame’s House on Lygon Street in Carlton, Melbourne on April 30, 2023 and was found by police at about 2am on Monday, May 1 – the same day Channel Ten was meant to premiere the fifteenth season of MasterChef Australia.

He is survived by his third wife Lauren, and his four children: grown-up daughters Ava and Sophia from his first two marriages and Alfie and Isla with Lauren.

The media personality was scheduled for several publicity engagements for season 15 of MasterChef when he died.

It's clear by the images they all shared a close bond as they smiled, exchanged kisses and played around for the camera

It’s clear by the images they all shared a close bond as they smiled, exchanged kisses and played around for the camera

'One year ago,' Lauren captioned the precious photographs. 'Our last dinner together before we flew to Rome. We had the saké pairing. Obviously,' she continued

‘One year ago,’ Lauren captioned the precious photographs. ‘Our last dinner together before we flew to Rome. We had the saké pairing. Obviously,’ she continued

Jock is survived by his third wife Lauren, and his four children: grown-up daughters Ava and Sophia from his first two marriages and Alfie and Isla with Lauren.

Jock is survived by his third wife Lauren, and his four children: grown-up daughters Ava and Sophia from his first two marriages and Alfie and Isla with Lauren.  

Daily Mail Australia can reveal that when the police entered the hotel room to conduct a welfare check, officers believed that Jock had died of natural causes and didn’t find anything that suggested otherwise.

There was also no drug paraphernalia found in the hotel room, sources said.

A heartbroken Lauren said at his funeral: ‘We were two halves that found each other in the exact right moment in life when we were ready.’

‘We were ready for that big love, to live a life of adventure, to become parents together, to imagine things and to actually make them happen.’

Jock died in his hotel room at Zagame's House on Lygon Street in Carlton, Melbourne on April 30, 2023 and was found by police at about 2am on Monday, May 1 - the same day Channel Ten was meant to premiere the fifteenth season of MasterChef Australia

Jock died in his hotel room at Zagame’s House on Lygon Street in Carlton, Melbourne on April 30, 2023 and was found by police at about 2am on Monday, May 1 – the same day Channel Ten was meant to premiere the fifteenth season of MasterChef Australia  

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