Gary Rhodes tragically passed away last night at his home in Dubai with his wife by his side.
The 59 year old was known for his trademark spiky hair and had appeared on shows such as Masterchef and and Hell’s Kitchen.
Rhodes was a father of two and had been married to his wife, Jennie, for 30 years.
The couple moved from their home in London to Dubai in 2011, where he later opened the world- renowned restaurant Rhodes Twenty10.
The chef was known for his love of British cuisine, and was awarded an OBE in June 2006.
The death was unexpected, with his family releasing a statement saying ‘The Rhodes family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of beloved husband, father and brother, Gary Rhodes OBE’.
Tributes have poured in for the late TV star, whose work with Flora and sugar brand Tate and Lyle made him a household name in the early 2000s.
Fellow chef and close friend Gordon Ramsey expressed his condolences in a heartfelt tweet, saying ‘We lost a fantastic chef today in Gary Rhodes. He was a chef who put British Cuisine on the map. Sending all the love and prayers to your wife and kids. You’ll be missed.’