The actor paid tribute to the star who had been working on the Grosvenor House in Dubai.
Kadiff, who performed hairdresser Anthony in a memorable episode of the present, shared how he labored for the chef throughout his hole 12 months earlier than going to drama faculty.
He tweeted: ‘So unhappy to listen to concerning the loss of life of Gary Rhodes. In 2008 on my hole 12 months I labored at his restaurant in Marble Arch to save lots of for drama faculty.
‘Gary was always so lovely. When I left to go to drama school he gave me one is his signed cookbooks, I opened it and there was £200 inside.’
While the chef’s trigger of loss of life has but to be confirmed, the manufacturing firm that was working with Rhodes on his new collection have claimed that he fell unwell throughout a break in filming.
Rock Oyster and Goldfinch TV advised PA in a press release: ‘It is with horrible disappointment that we share the information that Gary Rhodes OBE, TV chef, creator and restaurateur has died all of a sudden on the age of 59.
So unhappy to listen to concerning the loss of life of Gary Rhodes. In 2008 on my hole 12 months I labored at his restaurant in Marble Arch to save lots of for drama faculty. Gary was all the time so beautiful. When I left to go to drama faculty he gave me one is his signed cookbooks, I opened it and there was £200 inside.
— Kadiff Kirwan (@kadiffkirwan) November 27, 2019
‘Gary was in the center of filming a beautiful new collection with Rock Oyster Media for ITV from his base in Dubai.
‘All at Rock Oyster Media and Goldfinch are devastated by this tragic information. Gary was taken ill very suddenly at home throughout a break in filming and died a short while afterwards.’
Rhodes died in Dubai, the place he moved in 2011 to run the Grosvenor House Dubai and Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa.
An announcement from the star’s household learn: ‘The Rhodes household are deeply saddened to announce the passing of beloved husband, father and brother, Gary Rhodes OBE. Gary handed away final night, Tuesday 26 November 2019, on the age of 59, together with his beloved spouse Jennie by his facet.
‘The family would like to thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy during this time.’
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