Luis Troyano death: Bake Off star dies aged 48 from oesophageal cancer

Beloved contestant finished in second place in 2014

Jacob Stolworthy
Tuesday 03 November 2020 14:52 GMT
Luis Troyano on The Great British Bake Off

Luis Troyano, a former Great British Bake Off finalist, has died from oesophageal cancer, aged 48.

Troyano’s agent, Anne Kibel, announced the news on Twitter.

“Sadly, my lovely client lost his brave fight against oesophageal cancer last week,” she said.

Troyano, a Manchester-based graphic designer, appeared on the baking competition series when it was on the BBC back in 2014.

He finished in second place behind Nancy Birtwhistle.

Following his time on the show, Troyano published a book titled Bake it Great.

He also made regular appearances BBC’s Good Food channel.

Troyano’s wife, Louise, has created a Just Giving page to raise money for Macmillan Support.

She paid tribute to Troyano, writing: “Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.”

Nadiya Hussain, who won GBBO in  2015, also paid tribute to Troyano. Sharing Kibel’s Twitter post, she wrote: “RIP X."

Luis Troyano finished second in ‘GBBO’ back in 2014

In 2018, Troyano put the apron he wore in his finale up for auction via Stand Up To Cancer.

“Now let's be clear here, this apron has NOT been washed since it was worn in the final and has the showstopper stains, sweat and smell of the tent on it!” he wrote in the post accompanying the donation. 

“I'll shed a tear the day this leaves me but I know it’s for a great cause.”

He decided to auction the item in memory of his father, who died of cancer when Troyano was 16 years old.

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