Son of famous N.Y.C. restaurateur dies in ‘tragic accident’ after Rangers game at Madison Square Garden

Posted March 27, 2023 by: Admin #News

Tragedy struck the city of New York over the weekend as Ernest Vogliano Jr., son of the renowned restaurateur Ernest Vogliano Sr., passed away following a “tragic accident” at Madison Square Garden. The incident occurred on Saturday night, shortly after a Rangers game had concluded, prompting a 911 call to report an injured individual at the indoor arena.


Officers arrived on the scene and found Vogliano Jr. in an unconscious and unresponsive state, with severe head trauma. He was immediately rushed to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, where he was pronounced dead. The city chief medical examiner’s office confirmed that Vogliano Jr. died due to blunt force trauma, and his death was ruled an accident.

The spokesperson for MSG Entertainment issued a statement confirming the incident, expressing deep condolences to Vogliano Jr.’s family and friends. However, the nature of the accident was not disclosed at the time.

Vogliano Jr. was a graphic designer, a passionate traveler, and the founder of the magazine “Aspen Aces & Eights.” He was also the founder of Monster Productions, a New York web design firm, and a volunteer firefighter in Bedford, NY. According to an online obituary, Vogliano Jr. will be remembered for his love of life and his wide range of interests, including horses, beekeeping, skiing, and hockey.


He is survived by his mother, Lesa, his wife, and two children, Blaze and Summer. His death has left a void in the lives of those who knew him, and his family is understandably devastated by the sudden loss.

Vogliano Jr.’s wife has hired an attorney, Fred Eisenberg, to investigate the circumstances surrounding her husband’s death. Eisenberg’s office has reached out to Madison Square Garden’s general counsel, and they are currently waiting for a response.


The passing of Ernest Vogliano Jr. is a heartbreaking reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment with our loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.



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