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Entertainment 'He came home happy and then collapsed': Rhodes family reveal cause of death

15:25  28 november  2019
15:25  28 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Gary Rhodes ' family have clarified the chef's cause of death , confirming that the 59-year-old Their statement comes shortly after a friend of Gary's, chef Vineet Bhatia, revealed to The Daily Mail that However, the family 's update claimed that Gary collapsed in his home after falling ill. He continued: " He was very happy and enjoying the successes of his business and looking forward to expanding.

He collapsed at home and was rushed to hospital. The family said in a statement: “In order to end painful speculation surrounding the sudden passing of our beloved Gary Rhodes , the Rhodes family can confirm that after a successful day shooting with Rock Oyster Media for ITV here in Dubai, Gary

Gary Rhodes died in hospital from a bleed on the brain after collapsing in his home, his family have confirmed.

Gary Rhodes in a suit and tie: Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes died after suddenly falling ill during a break in filming © Sky News Screen Grab Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes died after suddenly falling ill during a break in filming

The 59-year-old died yesterday, after falling ill during a break in filming on a new cookery series he was working on in Dubai.

His family have now put out a written statement, which they say is intended to "end painful speculation" surrounding his sudden death.

The statement says: "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.

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Gary Rhodes died at his home in Dubai after collapsing on Tuesday. His family said the cause was due to subdural hematoma, a type “ He had showered before dinner - and did not fall while doing so - and enjoyed a relaxed meal with his wife. He was then preparing for bed when he suddenly collapsed .

Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes collapsed at home from a fatal head injury, his family has said. The family said in a statement: “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

Gary Rhodes standing in a room: Rhodes was instantly recognisable when he broke on to the scene thanks to his spiky hair © Getty Rhodes was instantly recognisable when he broke on to the scene thanks to his spiky hair

"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."

Gary Rhodes, Rick Stein are posing for a picture: Rhodes with fellow celebrity chef Rick Stein © Getty Rhodes with fellow celebrity chef Rick Stein

A subdural haematoma is described on the NHS website as: "a serious condition where blood collects between the skull and the surface of the brain. It's usually caused by a head injury".

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Gary Rhodes ’ family has confirmed the chef died from a head injury. The chef passed away aged A subdural hematoma is usually caused by a head injury, and causes blood to collect between the The statement comes after Michelin-starred chef Vineet Bhatia claimed that Gary had suffered a fall.

The family of Les Rhodes who was killed when Khalid Masood's car mounted the pavement on Westminster Bridge, have spoken about their feelings towards him .

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Chef Vineet Bhatia shared a photo showing Rhodes with his arm around his shoulder during filming in his restaurant Indya in Dubai just four days ago.

Saying he had been a friend of his for years, he offered strength to Rhodes' wife and children "during these tough times".

Chef duo Nick and Scott, who also run an eatery in Dubai, shared a snap from their kitchen last week, with Rhodes standing in between the two.

On the news of his death, they re-shared the photo in black and white, calling the chef "an absolute, legend, icon, inspiration and gentleman".

They went on to say what an honour it had been to finally work with Rhodes, saying they were "humbled by his support over the past decade".

Rhodes, who had worked as a chef in restaurants around the world, was one of the first big TV chefs, starring in programmes including Rhodes Around Britain and MasterChef.

Despite being trained in French cuisine, Rhodes made his name though championing English cookery, bringing traditional British recipes to the world of fine dining.

He went on to open restaurants in both the UK and overseas, and published 18 cookery books during he course of his career.

At the time of his death, Rhodes was running restaurants at two hotels in Dubai, where he moved in 2011 with his wife Jennie and two sons.

Since news of his sudden passing tributes have poured in from well-known chefs around the world, including Rick Stein, Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver.

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