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The son of a famed New York City restaurant owner has died in a freak accident at Madison Square Garden after he reportedly plunged down three floors while riding an escalator railing.
Ernest Vogliano, 61, was riding an escalator railing inside the arena following a Rangers game when he plunged to his death at around 10.40pm on Saturday, sources told the New York Post.
Emergency personnel responded to a 911 call and the father-of-two was rushed to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Vogliano, the son of the late Ernest Vogliano Sr who owned the famed NYC restaurant Il Vagabondo whose patrons included Tom Hanks and Cindy Crawford, died from blunt force trauma, an autopsy showed. His death has been ruled accidental.
It is not clear how Vogliano fell from the escalator, and his widow, Lesa, has hired an attorney to understand what happened as she claims she has been not been told any details.
Ernest Vogliano, 61, (pictured with his