Celebrity chef Keith Floyd dies of heart attack

CELEBRITY chef Keith Floyd has died following a heart attack, aged 65.

CELEBRITY chef Keith Floyd has died following a heart attack, aged 65.

He died at his partner's home in Dorset after the heart attack on Monday night, according to the ghost-writer of his autobiography, James Steen.

Floyd, from Faringdon in Oxfordshire, shot to fame in the 1980s in highly distinctive cookery shows, often fronted with a glass of wine in hand.

His unusual style of presentation endeared him to millions of viewers around the world.

After being educated at Wellington School, Somerset, Floyd became a cub reporter on the Bristol Evening Post and after watching the film Zulu decided to join the British army, attaining the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Royal Tank Regiment.

After leaving the army, Floyd found employment in several catering-related jobs including barman, dishwasher and vegetable peeler.