Community Mourns the Loss of TV Chef Dave Myers

The beloved TV chef, Dave Myers, famously known as one half of the iconic duo, the Hairy Bikers, has passed away at the age of 66. The news was confirmed through a heartfelt statement on social media by his long-time friend and co-star, Si King.

Dave Myers rose to fame alongside Si King, his friend of three decades, as they embarked on culinary adventures while riding motorcycles. Their unique blend of cooking prowess and adventurous spirit endeared them to audiences worldwide.

In addition to their culinary escapades, Myers captured the hearts of many when he graced the dance floor in the 2013 season of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with Karen Hauer.

Myers, a native of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, disclosed his battle with cancer in May 2022, although he did not specify the type. Despite his fight, he continued to inspire and bring joy to countless individuals through his passion for food and life.

Si King’s poignant statement expressed the profound loss felt by all who knew Myers, highlighting the cherished moments they shared and the impact he had on those around him. He also extended gratitude to fans for their support and requested privacy for Myers’ family and close friends during this difficult time.

The duo’s journey began in 1995 when they met while working on a TV drama, leading to their first television appearance together in “The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook” in 2004. Their subsequent shows and cookery books solidified their place in culinary history, inspiring countless individuals to explore the joys of cooking and travel.

Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s chief content officer, echoed the sentiments of many, praising Myers for his infectious joy and the warmth he brought to every viewer’s home. She extended condolences to his family and friends on behalf of the BBC.

Currently gracing screens in the BBC Two series “The Hairy Bikers Go West,” Myers and King continue to share their passion for food and adventure with audiences.

In his hometown of Barrow-in-Furness, the community paid tribute to Myers by lowering flags to half-mast, recognising his unwavering dedication to promoting the town and its culture.

Colleagues and friends from the entertainment industry also expressed their sorrow and shared fond memories of Myers. From fellow chefs to actors and presenters, tributes poured in, reflecting the profound impact he had on those around him.

Dave Myers leaves behind a legacy of culinary excellence, camaraderie, and warmth that will continue to resonate with fans and friends alike. As the community mourns his passing, his spirit will live on through the memories and joy he brought to countless lives.

The loss of Dave Myers is deeply felt, yet his enduring legacy will forever enrich the world of food and entertainment.

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