Solomon Choi, who passed away unexpectedly at 44, struggled with physical and mental health in 2023

Solomon Choi's passing news was first announced by Neil Hershman, who bought his yogurt business as per DailyMail.


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The founder of 16 Handles Frozen Yoghurt, Solomon Choi, is no longer alive. He suddenly passed away on June 7, 2024, at the age of 44.

As People reports, Solomon was all set to participate in QSR Summit’s “The Future of Digital Transformation in the Fast Casual & QSR Industry” on June 11, but four days earlier, he bid the world his last goodbye.

As the passing news of Solomon Choi unexpectedly emerged in the media, many appeared to speculate if the cause of his demise was a heart attack, but his family members neither confirmed the speculation nor denied it. So, his last moments are still a mystery.

While the exact reason for his passing is yet to be revealed, Solomon revealed his health condition to his Insta family on January 4, writing, “Cheers to faith, family, and good health in 2024! 2023 included ups and downs with mental and physical health.”

In the caption, he also mentioned buying new houses and cars as well in 2023. But meanwhile, we cannot ignore his health status as just about five months later, he lost his life.

Somedays Bakery co-founder Solomon Choi was survived by his parents, wife, and children

As per his Obituary, Solomon Choi’s parents, William WonJin Choi and Jennifer YunHwa Choi, his wife, Hannah Chang-Choi, and their two children, Jubilee and Joshua Choi, survived him.

The list also mentioned his sisters Erica Choi and Esther Choi, brother-in-laws George Kimmel and Brycen Fauser, and their children Tommy Kimmel, Noelle Kimmel, and Forest Fauser.

His family said he was ‘the world’s best husband and daddy’ and a passionate entrepreneur.

While departing one’s life, he has obviously left a legacy that will be remembered forever. Meanwhile, his family scheduled his burial service on June 15 at Pinelawn Cemetery.

Additional Information

  • Solomon Choi was born on April 20, 1980, in Seoul, South Korea. He moved to the United States in the 2000s and attended the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.
  • According to his LinkedIn profile, Solomon began his career as a Vice President of Marketing and Operations at Todai Seafood Buffet in 2005. Over the next twenty years, he worked in several companies and became the founder of 16 Handle.
  • At the time of his demise, Solomon was co-founder of Somedays Bakery and CEO at Jabba Brands.
Anuja Uprety
Anuja Uprety
Anuja Uprety is a content writer with almost two years of experience in the field. She is a passionate researcher and likes to use the skill to explore Hollywood trend. From hopping to the gossip train, to writing about the biggest scandals and exposes of Hollywood, Anuja can do it all. In her free time, she is immersed in books about dystopian realities and fairytales. Now, that explains the writing talent she got!


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