The family of TV chef Gary Rhodes have spoken out to confirm his cause of death after he died suddenly aged 59.
The star, best known for shows like MasterChef , Ready Steady Cook and Hell's Kitchen, was working with Rock Oyster Media for ITV from his base in the Middle East.
His family revealed the chef suffered a fatal bleed on the brain after collapsing at home.
It came just hours after he had completed a day of filming his new ITV show in Dubai.
In a statement they said: "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 hematoma. 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."