British TV chef Gary Rhodes dies age 59

PEN04 - 20020326 - LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM : UK's leading chefs (from L-R) James Martin, Gary Rhodes, Tony Martin and Ross Burden arrive at No.10 Downing Street in London 26 March 2002, to present a petition to Prime Minister Tony Blair. The petition asks the government to support food-literacy, calling for more and practical food education in schools. EPA PHOTO EPA GERRY PENNY

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British celebrity chef Gary Rhodes has died at the age of 59.

The restaurateur, who appeared on TV programmes including Rhodes Around Britain, MasterChef and Hell’s Kitchen during his celebrated cookery career, passed away on Tuesday.

His TV work included appearances on Masterchef, Hell’s Kitchen and his own series Rhodes Around Britain. He was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2008.

Rhodes died in Dubai

At the time of his death, Rhodes ran restaurants at two hotels in Dubai, which also released a joint statement.

Via BBC

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