Luis Troyano appeared on The Great British Bake Off back in 2014. His agent has since confirmed the tragic news of his death on Twitter.
The Bake Off contestant died last week, with his wife Louise paying tribute to her late husband.
She wrote on a JustGiving page to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support: “Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
“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.”
She added: “In Luis’ own words. ‘A special thank you 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 save my life and their tireless work to try and eliminate cancer.’
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“‘But more importantly a massive thank you to all the amazing professionals who really did try their absolute best for me, showed me absolute compassion and gave me more time than what was seemingly possible.’
He finished: “‘I thank you sincerely.'”
Anne Kibel wrote of the 2014 runner-up: “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.”