SAD news has come out of the Carluccio family in the last hour.
Famed Italian chef Antonio Carluccio has passed away at his home at the age of 80 after suffering a fall.
London-based Antonio's career spanned an epic 50 years, but he was best known for the BBC series Two Greedy Italians, which he hosted with fellow Italian chef Gennaro Contaldo.
He opened the much loved Carluccio's chain of restaurants, which started as a humble Italian food shop opened by Antonio and his wife in 1991 and soon expanded all over London.
He also acted as a mentor to Jamie Oliver.
People have been reacting to the news on Twitter since it broke in the last hour.
All of us here at BBC Good Food Shows are saddened to hear the news that Antonio Carluccio passed away today. He was a firm Show favourite, always entertaining and will be greatly missed, RIP. pic.twitter.com/s6WWbFR4s6
— BBC Good Food Show (@BBCGoodFoodShow) November 8, 2017
Devastated to hear that Antonio Carluccio has passed away. A proper culinary legend.
— Andrea Avellano (@andyavellano) November 8, 2017
So sad that a dear man #antoniocarluccio has passed over. I never forget how, when we worked together, what a happy, smiley, kind gentleman he always was. Rest now, dear man. pic.twitter.com/p2LAhdLdHY
— Russell Grant (@THERussellGrant) November 8, 2017
Hi guys with great sadness I’ve heard that Antonio Carluccio passed away this morning. He was my… https://t.co/0yInG1m2gx
— Jamie Oliver (@jamieoliver) November 8, 2017
One of my favourite photographs of anything anywhere is this one of Antonio Carluccio eating pasta out of a WHOLE PARMESAN WHEEL pic.twitter.com/Fv1c2mBvoV
— sarahshenker (@sarahshenker) November 8, 2017