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Sal Picinich

Sal Picinich, 'Cake Boss' Baker, Dies of Cancer

by PopEater Staff, posted Feb 1st 2011 4:20PM
Sal Picinich, Cake BossSal Picinich, the baker on TLC's 'Cake Boss,' has died at the age of 63, according to NorthJersey.com.

The Croatian-born Picinich worked for 45 years in Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, N.J., where the reality series is filmed.

Buddy Valastro, the show's namesake Cake Boss, viewed Picinich as a "second father," said Carlo's Bakery publicist Adam Bourcier. Picinich also worked with Valastro's father.

The fourth season of 'Cake Boss' began Jan. 24. Picinich's appearances on the show dwindled in late 2009, when his battle with cancer began.

"The minute he didn't go down to Carlo's Bakery was the minute I knew Sal was starting to feel pain," said his wife, Lucille Picinich.

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