Matt Golinski: I didn’t want to be alive after fire killed my wife and kids
Matt Golinski has opened up on losing his family in a house fire. Source: ABC/Australian Story.
Celebrity chef Matt Golinski has opened up on the devastating moment he was told his wife and three children had died in a house fire which left him with burns to his whole body and lying in a coma for two months.
On Christmas night in 2011, Matt’s wife Rachael and three daughters were tragically killed when their home was engulfed in flames in the early hours of the morning. Matt heroically attempted to rescue them, but sadly succumbed to the smoke and flames – barely surviving himself.
While the cause of the fire wasn’t confirmed, firefighters determined it was likely electrical and suggested it may have been the Christmas lights or the board they were plugged in to. There were working alarms in the house, but for some reason they didn’t work and the family weren’t alerted early enough to escape.