Paul Kitching Cause Of Death – Paul Kitching, a Michelin-starred chef, died at the age of 61, according to his devastated partner Katie O’Brien.
Katie wrote on his Edinburgh restaurant 21212’s social media platforms on Thursday, ‘My love has gone. But oh, what love x’.
The cause of death for Paul has yet to be revealed.
Katie described Paul’s death as a “total shock” in an email sent to customers of their popular restaurant.
She wrote: ‘Dear friends, it is with heavy heart that I write to let you know that I’ve lost my love – Paul – who sadly passed away yesterday.
‘The death has come as a total shock to us at 21212 and we are trying to come to terms with the passing of a legend within our industry.
‘Paul was an inspirational figure to everyone who ever had the pleasure of meeting him or working with him and we are all devastated.
Tributes have flooded in for the world-class chef from the culinary community.
Tom Kerridge commented a crying face emoji, while Elite Bistros restaurant group owner Gary Usher said on Twitter: ‘This is awful news I’m so so sorry. He was so kind to me when I needed an arm around me more than ever.’
Chef Shane Osborn added: ‘Such tragic news to hear the sudden death of the genius Paul Kitching. He was incredibly kind, generous and extremely talented.
‘The meal he cooked for me at Juniper some 20 years ago was one of best dining experiences of my life. His cooking and hospitality made people shine with joy.
‘Paul you will be missed by so many, thanks for all the great memories . My thoughts and deep condolences to Katie, his family and the team at 21212’s’.
Paul founded Juniper restaurant in Manchester and was awarded a Michelin star in 1997, which he held for 11 years.
The talented chef opened 21212 in Edinburgh with his partner Katie in 2008, and it was awarded a Michelin star within two years.