Gary Rhodes, renowned chef and TV presenter, has passed away at the age of 59 on Tuesday, according to statement issued by his family.
"The Rhodes family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of beloved husband, father and brother, Gary Rhodes OBE," the statement read. "The family would like to thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy during this time."
Rhodes passed away in Dubai, where he was running two restaurants. Rhodes gained his first Michelin star at the age of just 26. He was made an OBE in 2006 and appeared as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2008.
The celebrity chef was filming a new ITV series when he "was taken ill very suddenly at home during a break in filming and died a short time afterwards," a joint statement by the production companies Rock Oyster Media and Goldfinch TV read.
An official cause of death has not been reported. May he rest in peace.