Chef and Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers has died aged 66 following a cancer diagnosis.

The news was announced by co-star and best friend Si King on X, formally known as Twitter, sharing: "I’m afraid I bear some sad news. 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."

King added: "I know Dave and his family would want me to thank all of you who sent messages of support in recent times. 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."

Throughout his journey with cancer, Myers chose not to reveal what type he was facing and shared the reason why.

Why did Dave Myers not share what type of cancer he had?

Cumbria-born Myers told the Guardian in 2022 why he had never announced the cancer type, "because everybody then goes Googling, everybody becomes an amateur doctor... And I don't want to be judged – yet."


Hairy Biker Dave Myers dies aged 66, co star announces

Adding: "A huge inconvenience is the best way to describe it."

King and Myers met more than 30 years ago while working on The Gambling Man where King was the second assistant director and Myers a makeup artist.

The pair struck up a friendship on a night out when Myers and King were out with the film crew and both ordered a curry and a pint.