Bake Off finalist Luis Troyano passes away following oesophageal cancer battle, aged 48
"Loved beyond words and missed beyond measure."
Great British Bake Off finalist Luis Troyano has sadly passed away following a battle with oesophageal cancer.
Troyano, who made the final of the popular baking show back in 2014, died last week aged 48, following a private battle with the disease.
The baker's agent confirmed the news today, stating: "Sadly, my lovely client lost his brave fight against Oesophageal cancer last week."
"A fantastic man with a love of baking that saw him get to the finals of GBBO, write a wonderful book, Bake It Great and do so much more. Always in our thoughts."
Luis, who appeared on the show six years ago, was a marketing manager from Stockport, Manchester. Following his Bake Off stint, he went on to write a cookbook and appeared on multiple BBC cooking shows.
A Just Giving page has since been set up by wife Louise in memory of her husband, and to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
"Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure," she said.
"This page has been set up for Macmillan Cancer Support but in truth, Luis gave a big thank you to everyone involved in his care."
"In Luis' own words," she went on," a special thank you to Macmillan Cancer Support, East Cheshire Hospice and the NHS including Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Stockport NHS Foundation Trust for trying to save my life and their tireless work to try and eliminate cancer.
"But more importantly a massive thank you to all the amazing professionals who really did try their absolute best for me, showed me absolute compassion and gave me more time than what was seemingly possible. I thank you sincerely."
Fellow Bake Off stars have been busy paying their respects to Luis following his passing.
Series winner Nadiya Hussain and 2013's Ruby Tandoh are among those sharing kind words following the baker's passing.