TV CHEF Gary Rhodes died from bleeding between the skull and brain, his grieving family have revealed.
The 59-year-old’s loved ones released a statement saying they wanted to end ‘painful speculation’ surrounding his sudden death in Dubai on Tuesday.
The family said: ‘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.
‘After dinner, Gary unfortunately collapsed and was rushed to hospital but unfortunately passed away due to subdural hematoma.
‘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.’
The Michelin-starred chef, known to millions for shows such as Ready Steady Cook and Hell’s Kitchen, was hailed for putting British cuisine ‘on the world stage’.
London-born Rhodes had lived in the UAE since 2007 and is survived by Jennie, his wife of 30 years, and their two sons Samuel and George.