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Hairy Biker Dave Myers died at the age of 66 on Wednesday without publicly revealing the type of cancer he was battling. 

His heartbroken co-star Si King revealed the tragic news of Dave’s death on Thursday as family, friends and colleagues paid emotional tributes to the beloved TV star.

He honoured his friend’s wishes by not disclosing the full details of Dave’s health battle but assured fans that the star ‘passed away peacefully’. 

In 2022, Dave revealed that he didn’t want to reveal the type of cancer he was battling because ‘everybody then goes Googling, everybody becomes an amateur doctor… And I don’t want to be judged – yet.’

He added to The Guardian: ‘A huge inconvenience is the best way to describe it.’

Hairy Biker Dave Myers died at the age of 66 on Wednesday without publicly revealing the type of cancer he was battling (pictured in October 2023)

Hairy Biker Dave Myers died at the age of 66 on Wednesday without publicly revealing the type of cancer he was battling (pictured in October 2023)

Dave announced he was receiving treatment for cancer in May 2022 and bravely kept the public up to date with his progress in a series of emotional TV specials.

He died on Wednesday with his family and friends by his side, colleague and lifelong friend Si revealed.

Strictly dancer Karen Hauer – who Dave partnered on the show in 2013 – said she was ‘heartbroken’ by the news as she posted a broken heart emoji.

Devastated fans paid tribute to the unlikely star, who first appeared on our screens in 2006 alongside his TV partner and racked up more than 30 separate projects, also selling 6million copies of their 30 cookery books. 

In his heart-wrenching statement Si said: ‘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.

‘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.’

In 2022, Dave revealed that he didn't want to reveal the type of cancer he was battling because ' everybody then goes Googling, everybody becomes an amateur doctor' (pictured 2009)

In 2022, Dave revealed that he didn’t want to reveal the type of cancer he was battling because ‘ everybody then goes Googling, everybody becomes an amateur doctor’ (pictured 2009)

The beloved duo first met when they were both working in the film industry – Dave as a make-up artist and Si as a locations director – and bonded over their love of food and motorbikes.

Over their career the best friends built up a reputation as the friendly faces of TV cooking, with 31 separate projects since they first debuted on the BBC in 2006.

The statement continued: ‘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.

‘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.’

Following his diagnosis, Myers briefly took a break from work before filming his last show with King, which sees them travel west across Britain from Scotland to Devon. 

His heartbroken co-star Si King revealed the tragic news of Dave's death on Thursday as family, friends and colleagues paid emotional tributes to the beloved TV star (pictured on their show)

His heartbroken co-star Si King revealed the tragic news of Dave’s death on Thursday as family, friends and colleagues paid emotional tributes to the beloved TV star (pictured on their show) 

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