Final footage shows chef Gary Rhodes just hours before he collapsed and died in Dubai 

Gary Rhodes’s last sunset: Poignant moment chef sat on the dunes at the end of a long day filming, just hours before he collapsed and died in Dubai

  • TV Chef Gary Rhodes was filming a new daytime TV cookery show when he died
  • He spent the morning he collapsed in sand dunes in Dubai for the new show 
  • The celebrity chef was preparing for a return to UK TV screens after a decade
  • The poignant footage is now being used in a documentary  

Gary Rhodes filmed some poignant scenes overlooking a sunset from sand dunes in Dubai for a new TV show on the day he died. 

The 59-year-old celebrity chef was preparing a new daytime cookery show when he died suddenly in November. 

However, some of the footage from the project will be used in a new ITV documentary on his life – Gary Rhodes: The First Rock Star Chef. 

TV chef Gary Rhodes was filming a new TV cookery show on the day he collapsed in Dubai

The celebrity chef, who spent the past decade in Dubai, was planning a return to daytime TV

The celebrity chef, who spent the past decade in Dubai, was planning a return to daytime TV

The chef, renowned for his spiky hair, suffered a subdural haematoma just hours after this footage was filmed. He died two days later

The chef, renowned for his spiky hair, suffered a subdural haematoma just hours after this footage was filmed. He died two days later

The documentary is narrated by his close friend Ainsley Harriott, who tells the audience: ‘As the sun set on what would have been his final day of filming, Gary felt on top of the world.

‘Later that evening at home with [wife] Jennie, Gary collapsed and was rushed to hospital suffering from a subdural haematoma.

‘Two days later, and with his family at his bedside, he died.’

At the time of his death, Rhodes was planning a return to UK TV screens having spent the past decade living in Dubai. 

However, following a day’s filming – where he told the camera that he felt great – he collapsed after a shower and fell into a coma.  

ITV will use the footage of his final scenes in a documentary on his eventful life

ITV will use the footage of his final scenes in a documentary on his eventful life

 

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