''A man I was privileged to know from his very early days, watching his success & noting the number of young people he inspired in our wonderful industry.

Red alert flood warnings in place for Cornwall, Plymouth and Devon. Rest in peace Chef.". We lost a fantastic chef today in Gary Rhodes. Sending all the love and prayers to your wife and kids. I woke up in hospital about a week later.

The 59-year-old - famed for his gelled spiky hair - died unexpectedly with his wife by his bedside in Dubai. Rock Oyster Media and Goldfinch TV said in a statement that they were “devastated”. "Things were great. My heart-felt sympathies to his wife , kids, friends and family, sending love and thoughts. My heartfelt sympathies to his wife, kids, friends and family, sending love and thoughts. Mr Oliver posted on Instagram: "Sadly Chef Gary Rhodes OBE passed away. His son George posted a heartbreaking picture of the pair on Instagram with a blue heart emjoi the day before he died. ", When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Great British Bake Off star Leith told the PA news agency: “Gary was the first rock star of cooking, making it cool for boys to cook.”. [3] In the same year he competed, representing the South of England, in the BBC's Great British Menu, but lost to Atul Kochhar. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rhodes family." [14], Rhodes also owned Arcadian Rhodes on the P&O superliner MS Arcadia, Rhodes W1 at The Cumberland Hotel in London, and Rhodes Calabash at The Calabash Hotel in Grenada. Love and thoughts to Jennie and the boys. [3][4] He moved with his family to Gillingham, Kent, where he went to The Howard School in Rainham.

RIP chef. The family would like to thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy during this time. He was working until Tuesday. Harriott said that Rhodes “was the first to make cookery the new rock ‘n roll and will always remain a true icon for all of us”. [33] Tom Kerridge described Rhodes as "one of the greatest British chefs who almost single handedly put British food on the world stage". You’ll be missed Gx pic.twitter.com/RRWlWhjup8, So sad to hear the news about Gary Rhodes. "He was working until the day he died. Mr Bhatia said he was unable to confirm any further details about Mr Rhodes' death, as everything else had to come "from the family". GARY Rhodes died of "natural causes" last night after falling ill "very suddenly" during filming for a new ITV series. [28][29], Rhodes died in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 26 November 2019; he was aged 59.

Jaideep Bhatia, PR director of the Grosvenor House Dubai, told the PA news agency Mr Rhodes was working "until the day he died". "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.". "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited.

Rhodes gained his first Michelin star aged 26 while working at The Castle Hotel in Taunton, southwest England. He reimagined modern British cuisine with elegance and fun.

(CNN)British celebrity chef Gary Rhodes has died aged 59, his family says. "Gary was taken ill very suddenly at home during a break in filming and died a short time afterwards. In 1997 he opened his first restaurant, City Rhodes, and in 1998 Rhodes in the Square, both in London with global contract catering company Sodexo. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. "After dinner, Gary unfortunately collapsed in their residence and was rushed to hospital but unfortunately passed away due to subdural hematoma. In a statement, Rock Oyster Media and Goldfinch TV said: "Gary was in the middle of filming a wonderful new series with Rock Oyster Media for ITV from his base in Dubai. Rest in Peace beloved man - love you always pic.twitter.com/YEq3ih4QeF. Gordon Ramsay tweeted: "We lost a fantastic chef today in Gary Rhodes. TV chef Gary Rhodes died from bleeding between the skull and the brain, a statement from his family has revealed. His poor family. Sunday Brunch's Simon Rimmer said: "Oh my goodness! Rhodes gained …

[10], In 2003, following the closure of restaurants City Rhodes and Rhodes in the Square,[11] he opened Rhodes Twenty Four in one of London's tallest buildings, Tower 42. [3], In 2011, Rhodes moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Restaurateur and TV chef Gordon Ramsay tweeted: "We lost a fantastic chef today in Gary Rhodes. He said: "I loved playing football at school, and it was my dream, like every boy, to play for Manchester United . He appeared on the Great British Menu and took part in Strictly Come Dancing in 2008. He was a chef who put British Cuisine on the map. The chef’s brother Chris Rhodes tweeted that he had “not only lost a brother but a best friend too. He said: "He arrived in Dubai in 2007 and had two restaurants, Rhodes 2010 at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, and Rhodes W1 at the Grosvenor. He was known for his love of British cuisine and earned a record five Michelin Stars throughout his career. “Spiky haircut, tight trousers, full of energy. "At the time, they didn't think I was going to pull through because I had a blood clot on the brain. [22] Rhodes was associated with a Cooking in Schools campaign with Flora UK and appeared in television adverts for Flora margarine, some of which featured him "driving a van topped with a giant styrofoam crumpet" which were banned.