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TV chef Keith Floyd has died of a heart attack, aged 65.

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TV chef Keith Floyd has died of a heart attack, aged 65.

Floyd was at his partner's home in Dorset when he collapsed last night, the ghost-writer of his autobiography James Steen said.

Floyd had recently revealed he was battling bowel cancer. He had five serious operations after being diagnosed earlier this year.

He had been having intensive chemotherapy to battle the disease.

Floyd appeared on numerous television shows on the BBC and Channel 5 including Floyd on France, Floyd Uncorked and Floyd on Italy, written dozens of cookery books and opened a chain of restaurants.

He shot to fame in the 1980s when he presented a series of cookery shows with a glass of red wine in his hand.

But out of the public eye, he has had a rocky personal life, been married and divorced four times, and was declared bankrupt in 1996.

In 2002 he suffered a small stroke, and in November 2004 he was banned from driving for 32 months and fined £1500 after crashing his car into another vehicle while three-and-a-half times over the legal alcohol limit.

He collapsed in January 2008 and was admitted to hospital a month later and sent home to France to recuperate.

The chef admitted in an interview in 2007 that he had been ordered to give up drinking alcohol.

'I drink now in moderation,' he said. 'You're on the road. After the show, what do you do? There's no one to talk to, you've talked all night in fact, you've done all you possibly can - let's go and have a stiff one.'

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