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    UK: Celebrity chef Keith Floyd dies

    Celebrity chef Keith Floyd dies
    BBC NEWS | UK | Celebrity chef Keith Floyd dies



    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 idiosyncratic, often shambolic, style of presentation endeared him to millions of viewers around the world.

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    Floyd on formaldehyde?

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    Drank himself to death is what I would venture.

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    They better be careful if they cremate him, 1 part blood to 5 parts alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy Bob
    aged 65.
    There was a program on the telly about him last night... he looked at least 75

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    Didn't he have a place in Phuket and came back home due some illness/disease a few years ago?

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    Wow, worked with him a couple of times, one hell of a character, a bit short tempered at times: at his best with a few drinks inside of him.

    I always thought of him as some kind of a Tommy Cooper of chefs, Funny, entertaining and made lots of mistakes during production and in his real life. He lost a lot of money mostly by being drunk but Stan Green made a lot of money out him.

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    RIP, Keith. You were an institution. Hope you are having a big glass of something wherever you are.

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    ^ Here Here a great entertainer who enjoyed life to the full R.I.P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    RIP, Keith. You were an institution. Hope you are having a big glass of something wherever you are.
    C/w Stranglers soundtrack. Used to love Floyd's show back in the day..

    RIP Keith.

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    Floyd gone!
    Have a drink on me, Keith.
    RIP

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    Didnt he just faint in Phuket ? and his manager said...he'll be fine !!

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    R I P...Heres to ya.

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    At least he did not f and b all the time like that pig Gordon Ramsey.

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    Cooked proper food that was edible most likely based in red wine not like these new cooks (chefs?) where you get a bit of green leaf with some yuk on it. A great man.

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    Bet the Kiwis that he fainted at their table will be feeling guilty.

    London headlines....Kiwis Kill Keith...

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    Quote Originally Posted by artist View Post
    A great man.
    Like the Dalai Lama or Nelson Mandela?

    I liked Floyd for his chutzpah, but watching the documentary abut him broadcast this week, he comes across as being a boorish, condescending braggart even though physically an utterly broken man. You can see why 4 wives walked out and his businesses failed one after another. Even his agent became tired of his posing.

    Looks like he'd fallen in love with his own television persona.

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    Stan Green was only interested in Floyd when Floyd could make money for him

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    I liked Floyd. A real mans man. I always cook the same way as him. Someone above described his work as shambolic. Well that's me and Floyd in the kitchen. Cooking with a bottle of wine at hand, (or cooks perks as i used to call it), bloody great pile of used pots and pans around me.
    One difference though, he could cook, and my cooking could kill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog View Post
    I liked Floyd for his chutzpah, but watching the documentary abut him broadcast this week, he comes across as being a boorish, condescending braggart even though physically an utterly broken man. You can see why 4 wives walked out and his businesses failed one after another. Even his agent became tired of his posing.

    Looks like he'd fallen in love with his own television persona.

    i wrote same same on the Daily Mail website and this is wot they wrote to me !



    From: MailOnline Community Moderators [mailto:communities[at]mailonline.co.uk]
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    We have received a number of complaints about the comment you made on article "Tributes pour in for wine-guzzling TV chef Keith Floyd after he dies of heart attack, aged 65"(Keith Floyd dies of heart attack, aged 65 | Mail Online), 16/09/2009 at 07:38.

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    Floyd wasn't generally condescending or a braggart although I suspect he harboured some bitterness that he thought his TV shows should have had more recognition in the modern days of celebrity chefs, he was a pioneer in that respect and deserves the kudos.

    The 4 wives didn't walk out, it was a flaw in Floyd that he would move on or become impossibly difficult to live with, thereby driving them out. It was a character flaw that he would grudgingly admit to.

    Most of the business failings were (in his words) because when he wasn't around the chefs he worked with either spent him out of business on stupid ingredients or drank his entire wine cellar. He freely admitted to being a horrible business man.

    I had the privilege to spend almost 2 years working closely with Keith; he was a consummate gentleman and scholar when on duty (unless you were a brainless journalist) and a lovable bastard when not.




    /PM me if further info or clarification is required, but I will not say a bad word about him on the record, or off it actually.
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    Thanks for that post it`s always nice to hear from someone who has actually known the person.

    On tv I always found him very entertaining and humorous.
    My cooking always seems to turn out better when indulging in a drop or three.

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    Fanny Cradock? Grahman Kerr "The Galloping Gourmet"?

    Nothing original about cooking on the telly.

    They had Jamie Oliver eulogising on Sky News last night about how lovely jubbly he was........and at the end he said...."I never actually met him though"

    Floyd's reaction to that would be....."What a wanker"

    Nothing wrong with being like that. Its quite refreshing. Better than Gordon Ramsays scripted expletives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog View Post
    Fanny Cradock? Grahman Kerr "The Galloping Gourmet"?

    Nothing original about cooking on the telly.

    They had Jamie Oliver eulogising on Sky News last night about how lovely jubbly he was........and at the end he said...."I never actually met him though"

    Floyd's reaction to that would be....."What a wanker"

    Nothing wrong with being like that. Its quite refreshing. Better than Gordon Ramsays scripted expletives.
    Have you read any of the previous posts you idiot?

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