Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 9 December 2019

Gary Rhodes died from brain injury caused by fall at Dubai home, family reveal

'Gary returned home in a very happy mood for a peaceful evening with his wife Jennie', his family say

Gary Rhodes' family have confirmed the celebrity chef died from a brain injury after slipping and falling in his Dubai home.

The family released the statement on Wednesday to "end speculation" around how the chef, who was 59, died.

"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," the statement says.

"After dinner, Gary unfortunately collapsed in their residence and was rushed to hospital but unfortunately passed away due to subdural haematoma.

"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."

Rhodes passed away on the evening of Tuesday, November 26, and was seen filming his new TV show in Dubai on Friday, November 22. He had lived in the emirate since 2010.

The teams at Grosvenor House Dubai and Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, where Rhodes ran fine-dining restaurants, have said that they are "are devastated to hear of the tragic passing ... Not only has the industry lost a true culinary legend, we have also lost an inspirational human being and a very dear friend."

Updated: November 29, 2019 03:06 PM

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