TV Star Dave Myers Has Died

Dave Myers Dead: The Hairy Bikers star has sadly died aged 66.
Credit: BBC

Hairy Bikers’ Dave Myers has died aged 66.

Myers was one half of the motorcycle-riding cooking duo, along with co-presenter Si King, who would travel across the world trying and making food from different countries.

The celebrity chefs had numerous TV shows – including Hairy Bikers’ Meals on Wheels, Hairy Bikers’ Best of British and The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook.

Myers also competed on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013, where he was the sixth person to leave the show.

Tragically, it has been announced that he passed away.

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In May 2022, Myers revealed on the Agony Uncles podcast that he had been diagnosed with cancer – but did not specify what type of cancer he had.

As per Sky News, he shared that there were times during his chemotherapy that ‘he had been too ill to walk and unable to ride his motorcycle due to being unsteady’.

In a post on X (formerly known as Twitter), King confirmed the news of Myers’ passing – adding that he ‘will miss him every day and the bond and friendship we shared over half a lifetime’.

The post reads: “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.

“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.”

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Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers (right) has tragically passed away aged 66. Credit: @HairyBikers/X

The post continues: “Personally, I am not sure I can put into words 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.

“I know Dave and his family would want me to thank all of you who sent messages of support in recent times. It meant the world to him, his family and all 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.”

King finishes his post by kindly asking everyone to allow Myers’ wife Lili, his family and close friends to process their ‘huge loss’.

Myers, from Barrow-in-Furness, initially worked as a makeup artist and first met King in 1995 while working on a TV drama called The Gambling Man.

In 2004, they launched their first show called The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook – which saw them travel the world and try local cuisine.

Earlier this month, their latest series, The Hairy Bikers Go West, aired and it saw the duo travel down the UK’s west coast.

In the first episode, Myers told viewers that it was ‘a dream come true’ to be back on his motorbike because he ‘wasn’t sure I’d ever get back in the saddle again’.

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“There was a time I couldn’t balance, I couldn’t walk, I didn’t think I’d be getting on a bike,” he said.

In the build-up to the series, King praised his co-star for ‘his sheer and utter determination and love for what he does’.

He added (via Sky News): “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.”

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.