Gary Rhodes died in hospital from a bleed on the brain after collapsing in his home, his family has confirmed.
The 59-year-old chef died on Tuesday night, after falling ill during a break in filming on a new series he was working on for ITV in Dubai.
His devastated family has now put out a written statement following the sudden death.
It reads: "In order to end painful speculation surrounding the sudden passing of our beloved Gary Rhodes OBE, the Rhodes family can confirm that after a successful day shooting with Rock Oyster Media for ITV here in Dubai, Gary returned home in a very happy mood for a peaceful evening with his wife Jennie.
"After dinner, Gary unfortunately collapsed in their residence and was rushed to hospital but unfortunately passed away due to subdural hematoma.
"At this time, there are no other details and the family would again request privacy around this very tragic loss and again, thank friends and family for their ongoing support at this time."
News of the acclaimed chef's death broke yesterday morning in an original statement from the family.
"The Rhodes family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of beloved husband, father and brother, Gary Rhodes OBE."
"Gary passed away last evening, Tuesday 26th November 2019, at the age of 59, with his beloved wife Jennie by his side.
"The family would like to thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy during this time."
His brother Chris paid tribute on Twitter yesterday afternoon.
I have not only lost a brother but a best friend too. Gary you will always be by my side, in my thoughts but most of all in my heart. The times I have spent with you have been some of the most special of my life. Rest in Peace beloved man - love you always pic.twitter.com/YEq3ih4QeF
— Chris Rhodes (@Kitrhodes) November 27, 2019
He wrote: "I have not only lost a brother but a best friend too.
"Gary you will always be by my side, in my thoughts but most of all in my heart.
"The times I have spent with you have been some of the most special of my life. Rest in Peace beloved man - love you always."
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