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Legendary TV chef Keith Floyd dies

15 September 2009
Legendary TV chef Keith Floyd dies

Keith Floyd, the legendary restaurateur, TV chef and bon viveur, has died following a heart attack aged 65.

He died at his partner's home in Dorset following a heart attack last night, according to the BBC. He had been diagnosed with bowel cancer in June.

Floyd shot to fame in the 1980s with his flamboyant presenting style and his love of red wine and gutsy food.

He began his media career as a radio chef on Radio West, an independent commercial radio station in Bristol before being offered a role as a presenter on the BBC.

The celebrity chef went on to author 32 cookery books and present 18 television series, endearing him to audiences across the world.

The latest, Keith meets Keith, where actor and documentary-maker Keith Allen tracked down Floyd for a one on one interview, was televised last night on Channel 4.

Floyd was married four times, all of which ended in divorce. He leaves a daughter, Poppy and son Patrick.

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By Janie Stamford

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