Keith Floyd, the flamboyant TV chef has died at the age of 65.
After settling the £120 bill at the restaurant in Lyme Regis, Dorset, Floyd - who had bowel cancer and whose health had deteriorated in recent years - said: 'I have not felt this well in ages.'
Hours later, as they settled down to watch a TV documentary about him, Floyd had a heart attack and died.
As it happens Floyd had ordered grouse but the restaurant served him partridge by mistake.I hope that wasn’t the cause of his demise.
The main thing I learnt from watching Keith Floyd was the necessity of that essential ingredient – a glass of red wine in hand - when you are cooking.
Thanks for that Keith - rest in peace.