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Shock as beloved celebrity chef dies

Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers has died aged 66.

The beloved TV chef had battled cancer since 2022, bravely updating fans about his illness.

Myers’ Hairy Bikers co-star Si King announced the tragic news in a statement on Thursday.

Si said: “Hi everyone, I’m afraid I bear some sad news. Most of you will know Dave has been fighting cancer for the past couple of years.

“Last night, on 28th February 2024, with Lili, Dave’s wife, his family, close friend David and myself by his side, he passed away peacefully at home.

“All who knew Dave are devastated at his passing. His beloved wife brought him such happiness as did her children, Iza and Sergiu who Dave loved like his own.

“Personally, I am not sure I can put into words on how I feel at the moment.

“My best friend is on a journey that for now, I can’t follow. I will miss him every day and the bond and friendship we shared over half a lifetime.

“I wish you god’s speed brother; you are and will remain a beacon in this world.

“See you on the other side. Love ya.”

Myers and King found fame as the Hairy Bikers more than 20 years ago.

The duo travelled around the UK, Europe and the wider world on their motorbikes – eating and cooking wherever they stopped.

Their latest BBC series, The Hairy Bikers Go West, started airing in the UK just weeks ago.

In the first episode, Myers told viewers it was “a dream come true” to be back on his motorbike.

He added: “I wasn’t sure I’d ever get back in the saddle again.”

“There was a time I couldn’t balance, I couldn’t walk, I didn’t think I’d be getting on a bike.”

In an interview to launch the series, Si said: “This one was particularly special in general because of Dave’s health and his sheer and utter determination and love for what he does.

“Especially to continue to do it while he was having treatment took remarkable courage and energy.”

Myers revealed his cancer diagnosis on the Hairy Bikers: Agony Uncles podcast in May of 2022, but did not specify what type of cancer he was suffering from.

Later that year, he told BBC Radio Cumbria of the toll his diagnosis had taken on his wife.

“It is enormous pressure on Lil, my partner,” he said.

“But Si was the one who drove us around for a week, hospital to hospital. London in and out, in and out.

“There was a week when Lil had to go away. So Si came to see me, and take me to the hospital and he batch cooked for my freezer.

“The first lot of chemo I had was really severe. And by the second lot my hair came out. So that was it.”

– with The Sun