Friends and family of Gary Rhodes have gathered in London to bid a very fond farewell to TV chef Gary Rhodes who died in Dubai, last month.
More than 350 mourners joined together to enjoy the Michelin-starred chef's celebrated dishes and dance to his favourite songs in a moving celebration of his life.
Spiky-haired chef Gary, who tragically died from a bleed on the brain aged 59, was cremated at Kensal Rise, London at a private service with his just his close family in attendance.
Afterwards, his widow Jennie and their sons Sam and George organised a reception at the world-famous Grosvenor House Hotel for family and friends featuring the foods he loved.
The menu included prawn satay sticks, beef cheek cottage pie and Manchester Tarts as dessert.
Gary's favourite songs were played at the dinner, including Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley, I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly and Baggy Trousers by Madness.
After the heart-wrenching event Gary's brother, Chris Rhodes, took to Twitter to post a photo of them together saying, 'It wasn't goodbye to you today bro it was just au revoir. Give a massive hug to Mum and John for me. I will love you always.'
The father-of-two, and former LifeStyle Food chef, collapsed suddenly at his home in Dubai on November 26 and sadly died just hours later. During the day he had been filming his new TV show Delicious Dubai and had been in great spirits.
His close friend, Jaideep Bhatia, told MailOnline that Gary’s funeral was very touching. “It was a very moving service and his wife, sons and daughter-in-law, Meghan, paid tribute.
“Gary's sons Sam and George and his wife Meghan Expressed their immense love, adoration and respect for an extraordinary man who was a husband, father and father-in-law.
“They said Gary would be irreplaceable in their lives and of many others."