Dave Myers, Beloved Hairy Bikers Star, Succumbs to Cancer at Age 66

Dave Myers, one half of the dynamic TV cooking duo known as The Hairy Bikers, has passed away at the age of 66 after a two-year battle with cancer. Myers, hailing from Barrow-in-Furness, rose to fame alongside his partner Si King two decades ago. The pair became household names for their adventurous spirit, traveling across the UK and around the globe on their motorbikes, exploring and cooking diverse cuisines from various regions.

Si King expressed his profound sadness, stating that he would miss Myers deeply and cherished the bond and friendship they shared over the years. The culinary world mourned Myers’ loss, with fellow chefs like James Martin, Paul Hollywood, and Andi Oliver paying heartfelt tributes to his memory.

In a poignant announcement, Si King revealed that Myers had passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his wife Lili, family, and close friends. King expressed his gratitude for the outpouring of support during Myers’ illness and requested privacy for Myers’ loved ones to grieve their profound loss.

Myers and King’s latest series, “The Hairy Bikers Go West,” had just begun airing, showcasing their adventurous journey down the UK’s west coast. Despite battling cancer, Myers expressed his joy at being back on his motorbike, a dream come true after facing physical challenges.

The duo’s remarkable journey began in the 1990s, culminating in the successful television series “The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook” in 2006. Their subsequent ventures, including “The Hairy Bikers Ride Again,” “The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain,” and “Hairy Bikers: Best of British,” captivated audiences worldwide.

Beyond television, Myers and King authored over 30 recipe books, selling millions of copies and inspiring countless home cooks. Myers’ passion for cooking stemmed from his early years, where he became a young carer for his mother and developed a love for food and culinary skills.

Despite facing personal challenges like alopecia and his mother’s illness, Myers’ resilience and creativity propelled him forward. His journey from a make-up artist at the BBC to a beloved TV chef exemplified his remarkable spirit and determination.

Dave Myers’ legacy as a talented chef, a warm-hearted friend, and a beloved television personality will be cherished by fans and colleagues alike. His contributions to the culinary world will continue to inspire generations to come, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and taste buds of food enthusiasts worldwide.

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