Bob Walker Cause Of Death – A Chocolatier who created the popular Walkers Chocolates has died at the age of 83.
Since the company’s inception in 1977, Bob Walker’s chocolate boxes have been a popular stocking stuffer.
The company sells a variety of chocolate and confectionery products, such as filled chocolates, truffles, chocolate bars, and Easter eggs.
MailOnline reported Mr Walker’s partner Johanna Laurie said: “His motto was ‘smile, be happy’, so it’s hardly surprising that he put an uplifting saying into every box of chocolates.”
She added that he never ate chocolate, instead he sampled it “like a sommelier”.
Speaking of her heartbreak, Johanna said: “For those he leaves behind, including his five grandchildren, life will be empty without this lovely, larger-than-life man.”
Bob’s family bought a sweet shop in South London when he was young.
After his father died, he took over as store manager.
Realizing his passion for the chocolate industry, he went on to purchase a sweet shop in Kent with his then-wife Patricia.
He later purchased two more confectionery stores in Orpington and Penge.
Bob then traveled the world and began importing Italian and Israeli confectionery.
Walkers Chocolates was founded in 1977 after he purchased an old factory in Birmingham.
After retiring seven years ago, the company was taken over by new management.