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Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Keith Floyd

Hot on the heels of last night’s excellent Keith Meets Keith on C4, in which actor Keith Allen went in search of Keith Floyd, comes the news that the legendary bon viveur has died aged 65. Of course, he needs no introduction to lovers of good food and drink and his groundbreaking shows of the 1980s could teach many of today’s so-called celebrity chefs a thing or two.

Marco Pierre White has paid this fulsome tribute: “Keith was intellectual, he was intelligent, and he was articulate - he used words which everybody could understand. He was very special. The thing which is very sad is a little piece of Britain today died which will never be replaced. He was a beautiful man."

7 comments:

Penny said...

A true English gent. Noe all we get are the likes of Gordon "Shagger" Ramsay. And don't even get me started on Jamie Oliver.

Frank Davis said...

He was also a smoker, up to and including the day he died.

Paul Garrard said...

A true British eccentric, of which there are never enough!

Captain Jack said...

A gent and a scholar

Tandleman said...

Paul - You clearly haven't met Tyson then!

Penny said...

Yes, the resemblance is uncanny.

Venice Beach John said...

Even as an American in Southern California I appreciated Keith Floyd's personality on the BBC.

Our condolences go out to his son and daughter.

His character will be remembered.