Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers dies aged 66

'Hairy Bikers' star Dave Myers, who revealed two years ago he had been diagnosed with cancer, has died aged 66, his best pal and co-star Si King has confirmed.

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'Hairy Bikers' star Dave Myers has died aged 66.

The TV chef, who was best known for his TV partnership with best mate and fellow chef Si King, passed away "peacefully at home" on Wednesday night (28.02.24), two years after revealing he had been diagnosed with cancer, and Si has led tributes to his late pal.

In a post on X, Si wrote: "Hi everyone, I’m afraid I bear some sad news. Most of you will know Dave has been fighting cancer for the past couple of years. Last night, on 28th February 2024, with Lili, Dave’s wife, his family, close friend David and myself by his side, he passed away peacefully at home. All who knew Dave are devastated at his passing. His beloved wife brought him such happiness as did her children, Iza and Sergiu who Dave loved like his own.

"Personally, I am not sure I can put into words on how I feel at the moment. My best friend is on a journey that for now, I can’t follow. I will miss him every day and the bond and friendship we shared over half a lifetime. I wish you god’s speed brother; you are and will remain a beacon in this world. See you on the other side. Love ya. (sic)"

Si also thanked all of Dave's fans for sending him messages of support amid his cancer battle.

He wrote: "I know Dave and his family would want me to thank all of you who sent messages of support in recent times. It meant the world to him, his family and all The Hairy Bikers team. I am sending you all much love and gratitude for those simple acts of kindness, generosity and spirit. We are eternally grateful for them.

May I ask you all for one further kindness and allow Lili, his wife, his family, close friends and I some time and some peace to process our huge loss. I am sure I will see you all soon.

Love Si x (sic)"

Celebrity cooks Dave and Si became known as the Hairy Bikers, and presented numerous motorcyling travelogues, in which they would travel around the UK on motorbikes and stop off to cook delicious meals.

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