Luis Troyano dead: Bake Off star dies at 48 after battle with cancer


Luis Troyano from Bake-Off has died at the age of 48.Luis, who was a finalist for the pastry show in 2014, had battled esophageal cancer and died last week.

His wife Louise said he was “loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure” in a heartfelt tribute.

The tragic news was announced on Twitter by Luis Anne Kibel’s agent.

“Sadly, my lovely client lost his courageous battle with esophageal cancer last week.

“A fantastic man with a passion for baking who saw him advance to the GBBO Finals, write a wonderful book, Bake It Great and much more. Always in our thoughts, ”said Anne.

Great British Bake Off finalist Luis Troyano has died aged 48

Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain paid tribute to him by replying to the “RIP” message.

Ruby Tandoh shared a broken heart emoji and wrote: “Terrible news”.

Luis had starred in the 2014 Bake Off series where his talents earned him a place in the final alongside Richard Burr and Nancy Birtwhistle.

Viewers see graphic designer Luis create an incredible tribute to his hometown, the mining village of Poynton, Stockport, as one of his impressive pastries.

However, it was grandmother Nancy who won the show that year, but Luis was still successful after the final.

He has appeared on BBC Good Food and BBC Breakfast.

He also published a cookbook in 2015, Bake It Great.

Luis also opened his first bakery in his hometown called The Hive Bakery, which was on the site of a former Greggs.

Luis with the other finalists Nancy Birtwhistle and Richard Burr

Great British Bake Off 2014 finalists
The talented trio reached the final of the fourth Bake Off series in 2014

Luis leaves behind his wife Louise who created a Just Giving page after his death.

Writing a touching message to her late husband, Louise shared: “Your life has been a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and you are missed beyond measure x

“This page was created for Macmillan Cancer Support, but in truth Luis thanked everyone involved in his care. “

Luis published a cookbook after appearing on the hit BBC show

Louise, Luis’ wife, said he would be missed beyond measure

She added: “In Luis’s own words. Special thanks 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 saving my life and their tireless work in trying to eliminate cancer.

“But more importantly, a huge thank you to all the amazing professionals who really did their best for me, showed me absolute compassion and gave me more time than was seemingly possible. I sincerely thank you. “


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