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Saturday 18 August 2018

French master chef Joël Robuchon, who mentored Gordon Ramsay, has died aged 73

Robuchon was for years, holder of the most Michelin stars in the world.

Joel Robuchon has died aged 73 (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
Joel Robuchon has died aged 73 (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Associated Press reporter

French chef Joël Robuchon has died aged 73.

A spokeswoman for Robuchon confirmed his death, with French TV station BFM and newspaper Le Figaro reporting that he died in Geneva on Monday from cancer.

He was named among the best craftsmen in France in 1976, crowned cook of the century in 1990, was one of the cooks at the “dinner of the century”, and, for years, holder of the most Michelin stars in the world.

Robuchon was known for his constant innovation and even playfulness in the kitchen — a revelation to the traditional world of French cuisine.

He had built an empire of gourmet restaurants across the world.

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