The Hairy Bikers Star Dave Myers Dies Aged 66

Dave Myers, known as one halfg of the TV cookery double act The Hairy Bikers, has died aged 66.

TV chef Myers who starred as one half of the famous duo alongside close friend Si King, had confirmed that he had been battling cancer in May 2022. His death was revealed by Si King on social media via a moving statement.

“Hi everyone, I’m afraid I bear some sad news”, he began. “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”, he added.

“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”. 

“meant the world to him”

Elsewhere in the statement, Si King thanked everybody who sent messages of support to Dave Myers and his family.

“I know Dave and his family would want me to thank all of you who sent messages of support in recent times”, King stated. “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”, he added. 

“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”. 

The BBC’s Chief Content Officer, Charlotte Moore said that the broadcaster is "incredibly sad to hear this news". 

“Everyone at the BBC is incredibly sad to hear this news”, she said. “Dave made cooking a truly joyful adventure and he shared that joy with millions”.

“The public loved him and his unique partnership with Si. Together they made every viewer feel like a friend”. .

“More than that he was simply a lovely man. Our thoughts go out to his family and many friends”. 

The Hairy Bikers’ publishers, Orion Books said that they were "immensely proud" of their long time association with Myers and King.

“We are devastated to hear of Dave Myers’ passing and send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends”, they said.

“We are immensely proud to have published the Hairy Bikers for over 14 years and will truly miss Dave’s infectious energy and passion for food and travel”. 

“There was never a dull moment working with Dave, and all who were lucky enough to do so will attest to what a brilliantly inspiring and kind and hardworking man he was”.

“This is a huge loss, and all our love goes out to Si, Lil and Dave’s wider family at this time”. 
















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