The fourth season of The Cake Boss on TLC got off to a somber start with the episode being dedicated to veteran baker Sal Picinich who had passed away the day before.
The memorial came at the end of the Season 4 Premiere on Monday which featuring cooking maven Rachael Ray who wanted a cake that would be a present to her husband for their anniversary.
The episode ended with an on-screen memorial to Sal and his contributions to Carlo’s Bakery. The network has gone on to release the following statement on their loss, “TLC was saddened to learn of the passing of Sal Picinich, a beloved Carlo’s Bakery employee featured on ‘Cake Boss.’ We join Buddy Valastro and the entire Carlo’s crew in sending Sal’s family our sincerest condolences.”
Sal Picinich is survived by his wife Lucille, daughter Danielle Picinich Reinoso, son Salvatore Picinich, two brothers, two sisters and two grandchildren.