“We will miss you, Kent. Due to the fact that of you and your dream of Texas Roadhouse, we get to say we like our jobs every day,” the business wrote in a homage on Facebook.

“Our community and the dining establishment industry lost a legend and the Taylor family lost a wonderful son, father and grandad,” stated a joint declaration from the company and family obtained by CNN.

The declaration said that Taylor had been experiencing post-coronavirus signs that had actually grown even worse– consisting of severe ringing in the ears, or calling in the ear.

Taylor had forfeited his wage from March 2020 through the rest of the year to allow the funds to go to help frontline dining establishment workers throughout the pandemic.

“Kent fought and battled hard like the former track champ that he was, but the suffering that considerably magnified in recent days became excruciating,” the declaration stated, according to McClatchy News.

Texas Roadhouse founder and CEO Kent Taylor.Texas Roadhouse

Taylor, 65, took his own life Thursday, the restaurant chain said in a statement.

Texas Roadhouse founder and CEO Kent Taylor devoted suicide after coming to grips with “unbearable” long-term signs of COVID-19, the company said.