Joël Robuchon dies from cancer

Chef Joël Robuchon
06/08/2018 - 14:56
Renowned French chef Joël Robuchon sadly passed away this afternoon (6 August) after fighting cancer for over a year.

Suffering from a pancreatic tumour, Robuchon – who has won the most Michelin stars in the world – died in Switzerland at the age of 73.

In addition to his record 31 Michelin stars, the butter aficionado was also named Chef of the Century in 1989 and Chef of the Year in France in 1987.

Famous for his butter-laden dishes, Robuchon operated restaurants across the world, including Tokyo, Bangkok, Shanghai, Monaco and Las Vegas.

Benjamin Griveaux, French government spokesman, posted on Twitter: “Joel Robuchon, the most star and visionary leader in the world, is leaving us today. From Paris to Shanghai, his know-how in art has made French gastronomy shine and will continue to inspire the young generation of chefs. Thoughts to his friends, loved ones and many students.”

Other comments include: “A Legendary, record breaking chef. Your legacy will be your wonderful restaurants. RIP” and “A very, very sad day today. We've lost the God Father of Michelin. Joël Robuchon has passed away aged 73. A truly exceptional chef who will always be remembered. Merci Chef! Rest in peace.”

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