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Not sure what just got texts. 2020 continues. Sad for his kids.
Legendary BR restaurant owner, LSU football player Ruffin Rodrigue has died
November 25, 2020 9:49 AM in Top Story
Source: WBRZ TV
By: Trey Schmaltz
BATON ROUGE – Restaurateur Ruffin Rodrigue has died, sources told WBRZ.
Rodrigue’s mark on the food industry can be found in Baton Rouge and Lafayette staples: Ruffino’s. He also owned other enterprises.
Rodrigue was an LSU football player like his father.
“Whether it’s the food we serve or the service we provide, our goal is to ensure a remarkable experience for our guests that will always be remembered,” Rodrigue said of his restaurant's philosophy in a statement on its website.
Rodrigue credited his success to his father and his time on the LSU football squad. His restaurant remembered: "As a football player at LSU, Ruffin learned another valuable lesson that would provide the foundation of things to come – that hard work always pays off when you love what you do."
Ruffino's released a statement Wednesday morning about Rodrigue's passing: "Ruffino’s is saddened to announce that our owner and founder Ruffin Rodrigue Jr. passed away unexpectedly last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
Ruffino’s will remain open today in order to help our guests Thanksgiving needs – continuing to Celebrate Life the way Ruffin would have wanted us too.
We will be providing more information on services as they become available."
This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.
Praying for his family
Tragic news. He was a shining star and will be missed.
This is awful news. Never had the pleasure of meeting him or eating there but it was on the bucket list to do at some point. He always came across a genuine diehard Tiger on the radio spots.
Prayers to all his family and loved ones.
A true Tiger who left us too early, our thoughts and prayers for Ruffin and his family.