A well-known British chef, Gary Rhodes died suddenly after he was taken seriously ill during the filming of a TV series. The local police have reported the reason for his death as ‘natural causes’.
Gary Rhodes had moved to Dubai with his family and children 8 years ago. He had set up more than eight restaurants, out of which two (RhodesTwenty10 and Rhodes W1) were in Dubai. The He had earned his first Michelin star when he was just 26 after working to the top at many top hotels in London. The chef has also written many recipe books. His estimated worth was approximately $12 million. Gary was awarded OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 2006.
He first appeared on Hot Chef after which he started his TV Series Rhodes around Britain in 1994. He later joined the MasterChef franchise in 2001. His trademark spiked hairstyle was created by his friend in the early 20s, which stuck on and later became quite well known.
Born in South London, Gary was one of the four siblings. George Orwell’s ‘Down and Out in Paris and London’ had inspired him to become a chef. He met his wife Jennie at the Thanet Technical College in Kent. The couple has two children, Samuel and George.
He continued working hard in Dubai with his restaurants, TV series as well as collaborating with various schools to teach the students life skills in the kitchen. He was known for his love of British cuisine. Many other celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver have offered their condolences.
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