Celebrity Chef Gary Rhodes Passes Away at 59; Twitter Flooded with Condolences
Celebrity Chef Gary Rhodes (Photo Credits: Instagram)

In a shocking turn of events, TV chef Gary Rhodes has suddenly passed away at the age of 59. Amongst various feathers in his cap, he was very popular for shows such as MasterChef and Hell’s Kitchen. Rhodes breathed his last in Dubai with his wife, Jennie by his side. The reason behind his sudden death is unknown. Rhodes was in Dubai working on his new project.  Working with a new production company, Rhodes was shooting for a new TV series. Gary Rhodes felt unwell in the middle of filming for the new show when he was taken to the hospital.  Rock Oyster Media and Goldfinch TV said in a statement, obtained by Guardian: “It is with terrible sadness that we share the news that Gary Rhodes OBE, TV chef, author and restaurateur has died suddenly at the age of 59. Gary was in the middle of filming a wonderful new series with Rock Oyster Media for ITV from his base in Dubai."

Rhodes past life has been inspiring to many and most budding chefs and cooks have learnt vital lessons from him.  The celebrity chef was from London but grew up in Kent. He trained at a college in Thanet and soon became one of the greatest cooks of all time. He has been a great inspiration to many and earned a name for himself because of his excellent cooking skills.

He launched several restaurants in his lifetime and one of the major has been Rhodes & Co. The company released a statement on his death that read, "All at Rock Oyster Media and Goldfinch are devastated by this tragic news. Gary was taken ill very suddenly at home during a break in filming and died a short time afterwards. Production was obviously halted as soon as Gary was taken ill and members of the Rock Oyster Team remain in Dubai to support the family as best they can."

Twitter Flooded With Condolences:



Leaving So Many Fans Behind

"The Rhodes family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of beloved husband, father and brother, Gary Rhodes OBE. Gary passed away last evening at the age of 59, with his beloved wife, Jennie, by his side," a statement released by the family read.