TV Chef Keith Floyd Dies

September 15, 2009 by  
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Charismatic celebrity chef Keith Floyd has died of a heart attack at the age of 65.

His autobiography’s ghostwriter James Steen announced that Floyd had collapsed and died last night in his partner’s home in Dorset.

He had been diagnosed with bowel cancer in June this year.

Floyd shot to fame in the 1980s fronting al-fresco cookery shows with massive enthusiasm. Chef Marco Pierre White said that Floyd had “inspired a nation? with his programmes.

He continued: “He had this great ability at the stove, great confidence. He was a natural cook… But his very special talent was that he could articulate himself and deliver inspiration with words. He spoke in a way that everybody could understand?.

Floyd’s last TV appearance was only yesterday, as he was interviewed by Keith Allen on Channel 4’s “Keith Meets Keith?.

He will be missed.