One of the world’s top food writers A.A. Gill has died just weeks after revealing he was suffering from an “embarrassment of cancer” in a review.
Gill had written for Britain’s Sunday Times since 1993 and his final article, about coming to terms with his illness, was published Sunday.
Three weeks ago, the 62-year-old father revealed, “I’ve got an embarrassment of cancer, the full English. I have a trucker’s gut-buster, gimpy, malevolent, meaty malignancy.”
A statement released Saturday from Sunday Times editor Martin Ivens read, “It is with profound sadness that I must tell you that our much-loved colleague Adrian Gill died this morning.
“Adrian was stoical about his illness, but the suddenness of his death has shocked us all. “Characteristically he has had the last word, writing an outstanding article about coming to terms with his cancer in tomorrow’s Sunday Times Magazine.
“He was the heart and soul of the paper. His wit was incomparable, his writing was dazzling and fearless, his intelligence was matched by compassion. Adrian was a giant among journalists. He was also our friend. We will miss him.”
Many fans and those in the literary community took to social media to share their condolences.
— Driver H. Potter (@DriverPotter) December 10, 2016
I'm very sorry to hear about death of #AAGill one of the finest writers of his generation. Condolences to his family friends and colleagues.
— ��Laura Marcus�� (@MissLauraMarcus) December 10, 2016
So sad to read of #AAGill. He gave me the worse review I've ever had but was charming when I said I want to punch him. Too soon gone.
— Paul Unwin (@UnwinPaul) December 10, 2016
AA Gill's final column. What a wonderful sign-off. pic.twitter.com/FN47kO90nM
— Bobby Friedman (@BobbyFriedman) December 11, 2016
The Edinburgh-born Gill is known for his writing on food, television, fashion and travel. He is author of books including “Table Talk,” ‘’AA Gill is Away” and a memoir, “Pour Me: A Life.”
Gill is survived by his partner Nicola Fromby and four children.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.