Celebrity chef and Peterborough Italian Festival regular Antonio Carluccio has died aged 80, his publicist has confirmed.
Having opened a branch of his restaurant Carluccio's in the city 2013, the chef has twice been guest of honour at Peterborough's Italian Festival, most recently in 2015 when he said: "I am very glad to be in Peterborough again, the bastion of Italianity.
"I always have a great time in Peterborough so I am looking forward to another visit. The city is always welcoming and with so many Italian residents I know we will enjoy a splendid weekend.”
No cause of death has yet been given.