Herrera, Lindgren, and driver Wong Kim Chung were pronounced dead in Hong Kong after an oncoming double decker bus crashed into their taxi in Chai Wan. Blumenthal was in a separate taxi and is uninjured. The trio were in Hong Kong to promote an upcoming restaurant.
The top chefs and food writers in the social media world -- David Chang (Momofuku), Thomas Keller (French Laundry), Mugaritz restaurant, Ryan Sutton (Bloomberg) -- are tweeting their condolences. Rene Redzepi of Noma (Copenhagen) understandingly tweets, "Unimaginable - your chefs are your family. Condolences to the families, Heston & team Fat Duck chefs killed in crash."
For more details on the accident, read Wall Street Journal Asia's article.