'Gary passed away last evening, Tuesday 26th November 2019, at the age of 59, with his beloved wife Jennie by his side. The family would like to thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy during this time.'
The chef celebrated his 30-year wedding anniversary with his wife, and just a day before he died his son George posted a sweet throwback pic taken at his wedding three years ago.
On Instagram, chef Jamie Oliver described Gary 'My heart felt sympathies to his wife , kids, friends and family, sending love and thoughts.
'Gary was a fantastic chef and incredible ambassador for British cooking, he was a massive inspiration to me as a young chef.
'He reimagined modern British cuisine with elegance and fun. rest in peace Chef.' "
Fellow British chef Gordon Ramsay also tweeted: "We lost a fantastic chef today in Gary Rhodes. He was a chef who put British Cuisine on the map. Sending all the love and prayers to your wife and kids. You'll be missed."
Nigella Lawson meanwhile said: 'I'm so sad to hear of Gary Rhodes' death. His poor family. He was such a talent, nothing to do with the showbiz aspect. Remember his food from the Castle Hotel and the Greenhouse so fondly and admiringly.'