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British chef and TV presenter Gary Rhodes, who appeared on diverse exhibits including “Hell’s Kitchen” and “MasterChef,” died Tuesday at 59. 

Rhodes’ representative, Caroline Teeling, confirmed his demise to USA TODAY, adding his “cherished companion Jennie” turn into “by his aspect” at the time. 

“The Rhodes family are deeply saddened to express the passing of cherished husband, father and brother, Gary Rhodes OBE,” his family talked about in a statement to USA TODAY offered by Teeling. “The family would buy to thank each person for their support and quiz for privacy for the length of this time.”

Rhodes served as head chef on the UK model of “Hell’s Kitchen” and as a presenter on the UK model of “MasterChef” before cyber web cyber web hosting the fashioned rapid-lived “MasterChef USA” demonstrate on PBS in 2000.  British chef Gordon Ramsay, the massive establish and face of the US variations of both franchises, mourned Rhodes on social media. 

“We misplaced a gleaming chef today time in Gary Rhodes,” Ramsay tweeted Wednesday. “He turn into a chef who assign British Cuisine on the intention. Sending the final cherish and prayers to your companion and youngsters. You will more than seemingly be missed.” 

We misplaced a gleaming chef today time in Gary Rhodes. He turn into a chef who assign British Cuisine on the intention. Sending the final cherish and prayers to your companion and youngsters. You’ll be missed Gx pic.twitter.com/RRWlWhjup8

— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) November 27, 2019

“Very sad to fetch a message this morning from Dubai informing me of the wise Chef and mentor Gary Rhodes passing closing night time,” tweeted British chef Simon Hulstone. “What a shimmering massive establish for British gastronomy. Leisure well Chef.” 

Very sad to fetch a message this morning from Dubai informing me of the wise Chef and mentor Gary Rhodes passing closing night time. What a shimmering massive establish for British gastronomy. Leisure well Chef

— Simon Hulstone (@Hulstone) November 27, 2019

Rhodes wrote over 20 cookbooks and had restaurants in Dubai and Grenada. 

“The personnel at Grosvenor Rental Dubai and Le Royal Meridien Seashore Resort and Spa are devastated to hear of the tragic passing of Chef Gary Rhodes OBE,” Rhodes’ resort personnel talked about in a statement to USA TODAY offered by Teeling. “No longer finest has the industry misplaced a good culinary story, now we beget additionally misplaced an inspirational human being and a in actuality pricey buddy. No phrases can explicit our disappointment at Gary’s demise or our gratitude for the different to work with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rhodes family.”

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