Gary Rhodes died of brain in­jury after col­laps­ing at Dubai home

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Gary Rhodes’s fam­ily con­firmed the celebrity chef died of a brain in­jury after col­laps­ing in his Dubai home.

The fam­ily re­leased the state­ment on Wed­nes­day to “end spec­u­la­tion” about how Rhodes died.

“Gary re­turned home in a very happy mood for a peace­ful evening with his wife Jen­nie,” the fam­ily said. “After din­ner, Gary col­lapsed in their res­i­dence and was rushed to hospi­tal but passed away due to a sub­du­ral haematoma.”

Rhodes, who was 59, died on Tues­day evening.

He had lived in Dubai since 2010 and was seen film­ing in the emi­rate on Novem­ber 22.

Staff at Grosvenor House Dubai and Le Royal Meri­dien Beach Re­sort & Spa, where Rhodes ran restau­rants, said he was “a true culi­nary le­gend… an in­spi­ra­tional hu­man be­ing and a very dear friend”.

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