TV chef Gary Rhodes could be seen staring into the sunset in moving footage captured just before his sudden death last year.

The British chef, best known for his spiky hair and world class food, was shooting a TV documentary in Dubai at the time of his death.

Footage from the ITV programme Gary Rhodes: The First Rock Star Chef, which airs this weekend, shows the celebrity chef deep in thought, sitting on a beautiful sand dune after a day of filming.

Hours later Gary, who moved to Dubai in 2011 with his wife Jennie, collapsed at home and was rushed to hospital.

He died two days later on November 26, at the age of 59.

His family and beloved wife of 30 years were by his side.

Alongside the poignant footage, narrator fellow chef Ainsley Harriott said: “As the sun set on what would have been his final day of filming, Gary felt on top of the world.

“Later that evening at home with Jennie, Gary collapsed and was rushed to hospital suffering from a subdural haematoma.

“Two days later, and with his family at his bedside, he died.”

Gary’s sons Sam and George both appear on the ITV documentary, which is a celebration of the chef and his legacy.

They spoke about their father’s excitement about returning to British TV screens after almost a decade in Dubai.

Sam said: “It was really big for him. He said to me: ‘I can’t believe I’m going to be back on TV, son, it’s really strange.’ “

The tribute also features contributions from his friends, including Gordon Ramsey, Tom Kerridge and Sir Alex Ferguson and exclusive footage from Gary’s last ever project.



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