'Hairy Bikers' star Dave Myers dies aged 66 after cancer battle

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By Kim Novak

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Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers has died aged 66 after battling cancer for two years.

The TV star, who was one half of the motorcycle-riding cooking duo alongside Si King, had initially announced he was undergoing treatment in May 2022.

He revealed his cancer diagnosis on the Hairy Bikers - Agony Uncles podcast but did not share what kind of cancer he was facing.

King shared the sad news of Myers' death on the Hairy Bikers official Twitter account, posting a heartfelt tribute to his friend alongside sweet photos of the pair together.

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Dave Myers has died aged 66 (left, pictured with Queen Camilla and Si King, right). Credit: Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images

He wrote: "Hi everyone, I’m afraid I bear some sad news. Most of you will know Dave has been fighting cancer for the past couple of years.

"Last night, on 28th February 2024, with Lili, Dave’s wife, his family, close friend David and myself by his side, he passed away peacefully at home."

He added: "All who knew Dave are devastated at his passing. His beloved wife brought him such happiness as did her children, Iza and Sergiu who Dave loved like his own.

"Personally, I am not sure I can put into words on how I feel at the moment. My best friend is on a journey that for now, I can’t follow. I will miss him every day and the bond and friendship we shared over half a lifetime.

"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."

King thanked all of Myers's fans for their support and well-wishes, both to him, his family, and the Hairy Bikers team.

"I am sending you all much love and gratitude for those simple acts of kindness, generosity and spirit. We are eternally grateful for them," he added.

"May I ask you all for one further kindness and allow Lili, his wife, his family, close friends and I some time and some peace to process our huge loss. I am sure I will see you all soon. Love Si x."

Myers had revealed in 2023 the toll the chemotherapy he'd been undergoing had had on his body, leaving him too ill to walk and unable to ride his motorbike as he was too unsteady.

He did return to filming towards the end of last year, traveling from Scotland to Devon in the BBC Two series Hairy Bikers Go West since February.

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The Hairy Bikers star had battled cancer for two years. Credit: Neil Mockford/GC Images

Ahead of the program airing, King said: "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.

"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."

Our thoughts are with Myers's family, friends, and fans at this heartbreaking time.

Featured image credit: Neil Mockford/GC Images/Getty Images

'Hairy Bikers' star Dave Myers dies aged 66 after cancer battle

vt-author-image

By Kim Novak

Article saved!Article saved!

Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers has died aged 66 after battling cancer for two years.

The TV star, who was one half of the motorcycle-riding cooking duo alongside Si King, had initially announced he was undergoing treatment in May 2022.

He revealed his cancer diagnosis on the Hairy Bikers - Agony Uncles podcast but did not share what kind of cancer he was facing.

King shared the sad news of Myers' death on the Hairy Bikers official Twitter account, posting a heartfelt tribute to his friend alongside sweet photos of the pair together.

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Dave Myers has died aged 66 (left, pictured with Queen Camilla and Si King, right). Credit: Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images

He wrote: "Hi everyone, I’m afraid I bear some sad news. Most of you will know Dave has been fighting cancer for the past couple of years.

"Last night, on 28th February 2024, with Lili, Dave’s wife, his family, close friend David and myself by his side, he passed away peacefully at home."

He added: "All who knew Dave are devastated at his passing. His beloved wife brought him such happiness as did her children, Iza and Sergiu who Dave loved like his own.

"Personally, I am not sure I can put into words on how I feel at the moment. My best friend is on a journey that for now, I can’t follow. I will miss him every day and the bond and friendship we shared over half a lifetime.

"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."

King thanked all of Myers's fans for their support and well-wishes, both to him, his family, and the Hairy Bikers team.

"I am sending you all much love and gratitude for those simple acts of kindness, generosity and spirit. We are eternally grateful for them," he added.

"May I ask you all for one further kindness and allow Lili, his wife, his family, close friends and I some time and some peace to process our huge loss. I am sure I will see you all soon. Love Si x."

Myers had revealed in 2023 the toll the chemotherapy he'd been undergoing had had on his body, leaving him too ill to walk and unable to ride his motorbike as he was too unsteady.

He did return to filming towards the end of last year, traveling from Scotland to Devon in the BBC Two series Hairy Bikers Go West since February.

Dave Myers
The Hairy Bikers star had battled cancer for two years. Credit: Neil Mockford/GC Images

Ahead of the program airing, King said: "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.

"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."

Our thoughts are with Myers's family, friends, and fans at this heartbreaking time.

Featured image credit: Neil Mockford/GC Images/Getty Images