Hairy Biker Dave Myers dies aged 66

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Hairy Biker Dave Myers dies aged 66

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Chef Dave Myers, who was one half of TV cooking duo The Hairy Bikers, has died at the age of 66.

Myers, alongside co-host and friend Si King, spent the past 20 years on TV and was much loved for combining a love of food and telling the stories of the people behind it with a sense of adventure and light-hearted humour.

The pair hosted numerous cooking and travel programmes including the 30-part daytime series for BBC Two The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain​, a 40-episode series The Hairy Bikers’ Cook Off,​ The Hairy Biker’s Mississippi Adventure​, and The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure​.

Two years ago, it was revealed that Myers, who was from Barrow-in-Furness, had been diagnosed with cancer.

Announcing the news on social media, King said: “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.”

There had been fears that no more episodes of The Hairy Bikers would be produced. However, the pair’s latest TV series The Hairy Bikers Go West​, began airing this month, in which the pair travel down the UK’s west coast.

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