French chef and restaurateur Michel Roux has passed away at the age of 78 following a battle with a lung condition.
Roux's Le Gavroche in London, which he opened with his brother, Albert, was the first restaurant in the UK that was awarded three Michelin stars. It achieved this in 1982.
A "Legendary Chef"
As reported by bbc.com, Roux's son, Alain, and daughters, Francine and Christine, issued a statement saying, "We are grateful to have shared our lives with this extraordinary man, and we're so proud of all he's achieved.
"A humble genius, legendary chef, popular author and charismatic teacher, Michel leaves the world reeling in his wake.
"But above all, we will miss his mischievous sense of fun, his huge, bottomless heart, and generosity and kindness that knew no bounds. Michel's star will shine forever lighting the way for a generation of chefs to follow."
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