British TV chef, Gary Rhodes, has died at age 59. The Michelin-starred chef appeared in beloved TV shows including MasterChef, MasterChef USA, Hell’s Kitchen, and his own series, Rhodes Around Britain.
In a statement released by his family, it is revealed that the chef passed away on Tuesday night.
“Gary passed away last evening, Tuesday 26th November 2019, at the age of 59, with his beloved wife Jennie by his side. The family would like to thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy during this time.”
Chefs including Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay have expressed their condolences and honoured the late Gary Rhodes on social media.
“Sadly Chef Gary Rhodes OBE has passed away. My heartfelt sympathies to his wife, kids, friends and family, sending love and thoughts,” posted Oliver on Instagram. “Gary was a fantastic chef and incredible ambassador for British cooking, he was a massive inspiration to me as a young chef. He reimagined modern British cuisine with elegance and fun. Rest in peace Chef.”
“We lost a fantastic chef today in Gary Rhodes,” posted Ramsey on Twitter. “He was a chef who put British Cuisine on the map. Sending love and prayers to your wife and kids. You’ll be missed Gx.”