Chef Gary Rhodes has passed away at the age of 59.
The production company behind the upcoming series from Rhodes says the chef fell sick during a break in filming and died soon afterwards.
He had been shooting here in Dubai, where he lived
The 59 year old’s family released a statement saying he passed away on Tuesday.
"The Rhodes family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of beloved husband, father and brother, Gary Rhodes OBE.
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.'"
Tributes are pouring in from around the world...
Sadly Chef Gary Rhodes OBE passed away. My heart felt sympathies to his wife , kids, friends and family, sending love and thoughts ..... 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 🙏
Extremely sad to know of Chef Gary Rhodes sudden passing away. Had known this gem of a man & an amazing chef for years and infact filmed with him just 4 days ago in Dubai for his new TV series. RIP my friend and may God give strength to Jennie and your boys in these tough times. 🙏🙏🙏 #garyrhodes #legend