Dave Myers Dies: British TV Presenter And Hairy Bikers Star Was 66

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Dave Myers, one of half of the Hairy Bikers TV presenting duo, has died two years after revealing a cancer diagnosis. He was 66.

The much-loved star passed away “peacefully at home” yesterday, his Hairy Bikers co-star Si King said in a message on social media, surround by his wife, King and another close friend.

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He found fame 20 years ago as part of the Hairy Bikers, alongside King. They originally presented The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook on the BBC and went on to present numerous cookery and travel shows.

The pair was famed for their love of cookery and motor bikes, fronting shows such as The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain and becoming well known for their exuberance for food, people and each other. Myers also appeared in season eleven of BBC entertainment series Strictly Come Dancing.

In a statement on social media, King said: “Personally, I am not sure I can put into words on how I feel at the moment. My best friend is on a journey that for now, I can’t follow. I will miss him every day and the bond and friendship we shared over half a lifetime. I wish you god’s speed brother; you are and will remain a beacon in this world. See you on the other side. Love ya.

“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.”

BBC Chief Creative Officer Charlotte Moore said: “Everyone at the BBC is incredibly sad to hear this news. Dave made cooking a truly joyful adventure and he shared that joy with millions. The public loved him and his unique partnership with Si. Together they made every viewer feel like a friend.”

Myers leaves behind wife Lili and two stepchildren.

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