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Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers has died at the age of 66, less than two years after revealing his cancer diagnosis.

His death was announced by his co-star and fellow motorcycle-riding chef, Si King, who said he was with Myers when he died “peacefully at home” on 28 February.

His wife, Lili, his family and close friend David were also “by his side,” King said in a statement on X.

“I will miss him every day and the bond and friendship we shared over half a lifetime,” the statement read.

“I wish you god’s speed brother; you are and will remain a beacon in this world. See you on the other side. Love ya.”

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Dave Myers 'Hairy Biker', Brighton Beach, Sussex, Britain - 18 Feb 2009
Dave Myers of the Hairy Bikers

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Myers, who formed one half of the cooking duo with King, shared that he had cancer on the Hairy Bikers – Agony Uncles podcast in May 2022, but did not specify what type of he was suffering from.

In interviews in 2023, he said there were times during his chemotherapy treatment when he had been too ill to walk and unable to ride his motorcycle due to being unsteady.

The TV chef returned to filming towards the end of the year and has been seen on screens travelling from Scotland to Devon in the latest BBC Two series, Hairy Bikers Go West, since the beginning of February.

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Hampton Court Flower Show, London, UK - 03 Jul 2017
Dave Myers, Si King, Hairy Bikers

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The pair in 2017. Pic: Alan Davidson/Shutterstock


Ahead of the programme airing, King praised his “remarkable” co-star, saying: “It’s a series that we will always remember – not that we won’t remember others.

“We are very privileged to do what we do and I think this one was particularly special in general because of Dave’s health and his sheer and utter determination and love for what he does.

Si King and Dave Myers in Hairy Bikers Go West. Pic: South Shore Productions/Jon Boast/BBC
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King and Myers in Hairy Bikers Go West. Pic: South Shore Productions/Jon Boast/BBC

“Especially to continue to do it while he was having treatment took remarkable courage and energy – and adds to why Dave and I will not forget it.”

Myers initially worked as a make-up artist and first met King in 1995 while working on a TV drama called The Gambling Man.

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Their first TV appearance together was The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook in 2004, which was part cooking show and part travel programme, in which the pair rode the length of Portugal.

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PICS EMBARGOED .Strictly Come Dancing contestant Dave Myers and dance partner Karen Hauer during rehearsals at the Royal Academy of Dance, in Battersea, south London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
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Dave Myers and Strictly dance partner Karen Hauer. Pic: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Over their near 30-year friendship and career the pair published more than 25 cookbooks.

Myers also delighted fans when taking part in Strictly Come Dancing in 2013. He was partnered with Karen Hauer and reached week seven of the BBC competition.



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