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 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