Chef Gary Rhodes ‘left more than £6.4m to his beloved wife Jennie in his will’ – after his tragic death from a bleed on the brain aged 59
- The celebrity chef died in November 2019 after collapsing at home following a bleed on the brain in Dubai
- According to figures from London’s Probate Office, Gary left his entire fortune to his wife of 30 years Jennie
- Gary was well-known for his appearances in shows including MasterChef and Hell’s Kitchen, and also hosted his own culinary series Rhodes Around Britain
Gary Rhodes reportedly left £6.4m in his will, following his death in November 2019.
The celebrity chef, who died suddenly aged 59 after suffering a seizure from a bleed on the brain, allegedly left his entire fortune to his beloved wife Jennie, 60, according to figures from London‘s Probate Office.
Gary was well-known for his appearances in shows including MasterChef and Hell’s Kitchen, and also hosted his own culinary series Rhodes Around Britain.
RIP: Gary Rhodes has reportedly left £6.4 million in his will, following his death in November 2019 (pictured in 2013)
According to The Sun, Gary’s 2012 will decrees Gary’s widow Jennie will be left the entirety of his fortune and all of his personal items, including his cars.
It’s also believed Jennie has taken over management of Gary’s two restaurants in Dubai, where he’d resided since 2011.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Gary Rhodes’ estate and the London Probate Office for comment.
Generous: The celebrity chef, who died aged 59 after suffering a seizure from a bleed on the brain, allegedly left his entire fortune to his wife of 30 years Jennie (pictured 2008)
Gary grew up in south London before moving to Gillingham in Kent. He met wife Jennie at catering college and they wed in 1989. They have two sons, George, 30, and Sam, 32.
His death shocked the culinary scene when he collapsed at his home in Dubai with a ‘bleed on the brain’ in November 2019.
The father-of-two died a short time later after being rushed to the nearby Al Zahra Hospital.
Legend: Gary was well-known for his appearances in shows including MasterChef and Hell’s Kitchen, and also hosted his own culinary series Rhodes Around Britain
His friend Jaideep Bhatia previously told MailOnline: ‘Gary had a terrific day filming his new TV series in one of the most scenic parts of Dubai and was happy and excited as he sat down for a ham sandwich with Jennie.
‘He had showered before dinner – and did not fall while doing so – and enjoyed a relaxed meal with his wife. He was then preparing for bed when he suddenly collapsed.
‘I have been in very close contact with the family at this difficult time and want to end speculation that he fell and hurt himself – he was not injured.
‘The collapse was due to natural causes beyond anyone’s control and he died later in hospital despite efforts to save him. Everyone who knew and loved him is heartbroken. It’s so sad.’
Tragedy: His death shocked the culinary scene when he collapsed at his home in Dubai with a ‘bleed on the brain’ in November 2019
Gary’s death was later confirmed in a statement from his family, stating: ‘In order to end painful speculation surrounding the sudden passing of our beloved Gary Rhodes OBE, the Rhodes family can confirm that after a successful day shooting with Rock Oyster Media for ITV here in Dubai, Gary returned home in a very happy mood for a peaceful evening with his wife Jennie.
‘After dinner, Gary unfortunately collapsed in their residence and was rushed to hospital but unfortunately passed away due to subdural haematoma.
‘At this time, there are no other details and the family would again request privacy around this very tragic loss and again, thank friends and family for their ongoing support at this time.’
Known for his trademark spiky hair, Gary earned his first Michelin star at the age of 26, and went onto be known as one of Britain’s first ‘rock star’ chefs.
He was famed for fronting shows MasterChef, MasterChef USA, Hell’s Kitchen, Ready Steady Cook and Rhodes Around Britain throughout his career.
Mr and Mrs: It’s thought all of Gary’s personal items were left to his wife Jennie, who is believed to have taken over running of his two restaurants in Dubai (pictured in 2006)