Ernest Vogliano Wiki – Bio
Ernest Vogliano, 61, whose father owned New York’s Il Vagabondo for 50 years, was pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital Saturday night, according to officials.
The son of a New York City restaurateur died over the weekend after a “tragic accident” following a hockey game at Madison Square Garden. On Saturday night around 10:40 p.m., police responded to a 911 call “of an injured person inside” the arena, an NYPD spokesperson told PEOPLE. “Upon arrival, officers observed an unresponsive and unconscious 61-year-old male with severe head trauma,” the spokesperson said. The man, whom they identified as Ernest Vogliano Jr., of North Salem, New York, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. The New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner tells PEOPLE his cause of death was “multiple blunt trauma” and the manner of death was accidental. The New York Post reported that the death was the result of a “freak fall from an escalator”, citing sources.
Ernest Vogliano Age
Ernest Vogliano Jr. was 61 years old.
Injured in a tragic accident
“A fan at a Rangers game last Saturday was injured in a tragic accident while leaving the venue and was immediately transported to a local hospital where he died,” MSG Entertainment, which operates Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden, said in a statement. communicated to PEOPLE. “Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to his loved ones.” When contacted by PEOPLE, an attorney representing the Vogliano family said he had no further comment and was awaiting a response from MSG’s general counsel. Vogliano is survived by his mother, two brothers, his wife Lesa, and two children, according to his obituary.
“Ernest was a friend to many; he loved life and will be remembered for his wide range of interests, from world travel and adventure to horses, beekeeping, skiing and hockey,” the obituary read. “He was passionate about giving back to the community and took pride in being a volunteer firefighter in Bedford, New York.” In addition to being the son of the late restaurateur Ernest Vogliano Sr., owner of New York’s Il Vagabondo for 50 years, Vogliano was also “a gifted and creative graphic designer.” According to his obituary, he founded the New York-based web design company Monster Productions, as well as Aspen Aces & Eights magazine.