World-renowned chef and restaurateur Albert Roux dies aged 85

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Renowned French chef and restaurateur Albert Roux has died at the age of 85, his family has announced.

The Roux family said he had been unwell for some time before he died on Monday.

He was famous for opening Le Gavroche in London with his late brother Michel Roux, who died last year, in 1967. The restaurant became the first in the UK to receive a Michelin star.

Paying tribute in a statement on Instagram, his son, Michel Roux Jr said his love of life and passion for making people happy through his food would be greatly missed.

"He was a mentor for so many people in the hospitality industry, and a real inspiration to budding chefs, including me," he said.

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