“The Great British Bake Off” contestant Luis Troyano has died at the age of 48.
Troyano lost his battle with esophageal cancer last week. On her JustGiving page, his wife Louise shared, “Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure x. 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.”
“The Great British Bake Off” also remembered Troyano on its Twitter page, posting, “We are deeply saddened to hear that Luis Troyano has passed away. It was a huge honour and pleasure to have him in the Bake Off Tent for Series Five. Our condolences and thoughts go out to his friends and family.”
Troyano's manager Anne Kibel tweeted, “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.”
Troyano reached the finale of “The Great British Bake Off” in 2014, but lost to Nancy Birtwhistle.
After the show, he released the book “Bake It Great” and made appearances on “BBC Good Food” and “BBC Breakfast.”