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Bake-off star Luis Troyano dies of esophageal cancer


Bake-Off's Luis Troyano is dead: The 48-year-old TV star dies of esophageal cancer after thanking doctors for giving him more time than seemed possible.

  • Luis was a 2014 show finalist and marketing manager from Poynton, Stockport
  • He is survived by his wife Louise, who wrote: "Your life has been a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved indescribably and missed immeasurably."
  • Esophageal cancer is a disease caused by tumors that grow in the esophagus between the mouth and stomach
  • The cancer is most common in people in their 60s and 70s and affects more men than women
  • In April 2015, Luis was named Patron of the Beechwood Cancer Care Center after losing his own father to cancer at the age of 16

Bake-off star Luis Troyano has died of esophageal cancer at the age of 48 after a private battle with the disease.

His agent Anne Kibel shared the sad news on Twitter on Tuesday as she paid her respects to the 2014 runner-up and marketing manager, who was from Stockport.

She wrote: & # 39; Unfortunately my lovely client lost his courageous battle with esophageal cancer last week.

Bake-off star Luis Troyano dead: TV star died of esophageal cancer at the age of 48

Talent: Luis made this incredible casserole famous when he appeared on the show in 2014. It paid homage to his hometown, the mining village of Poynton in Stockport

Talent: Luis made this incredible casserole famous when he appeared on the show in 2014. It paid homage to his hometown, the mining village of Poynton in Stockport

& # 39; A fantastic man with a love of baking who saw him make it to the GBBO finals, wrote a wonderful book, Bake It Great and so much more. Always on our mind. & # 39;

The talented Luis paid an incredible homage to his hometown, the mining village of Poynton in Stockport, as one of his showstopper jaws of the fifth series.

He earned a spot in the show's finals alongside Richard Burr and Nancy Birtwhistle, and Nancy will win.

Love: Luis is survived by his wife Louise, who wrote on a Just Giving page: "Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved indescribably and immeasurably missed x"

Love: Luis is survived by his wife Louise, who wrote on a Just Giving page: "Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved indescribably and immeasurably missed x"

"Always on our minds" The sad news was announced on Tuesday by Luis' manager Anne Kibel on Twitter

Esophageal cancer is a disease caused by tumors that grow in the esophagus between the mouth and stomach.

The cancer is most common in people in their 60s and 70s and affects more men than women.

After his stint at Bake-Off, Luis appeared on the BBC Good Food and BBC Breakfast shows. In 2015 he also published a cookbook called Bake it Great.

Amazing: Louise shared this lovely post on a Just Giving page that she created to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Amazing: Louise shared this beautiful post on a Just Giving page she created to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

WHAT IS OESTOPHIC CANCER?

Esophageal cancer is a disease caused by tumors that grow in the esophagus between the mouth and stomach.

The cancer is most common in people in their 60s and 70s and affects more men than women.

Esophageal cancer can be difficult to detect because it doesn't cause symptoms in its earlier stages and is not noticed until the tumor has grown.

Symptoms may include difficulty swallowing, persistent indigestion or heartburn, loss of appetite, weight loss, and pain in the upper body, chest, or back.

The survival rates for esophageal cancer are not high. Only 12 percent of people survive 10 years after being diagnosed.

According to Cancer Research UK, six out of ten patients die within a year of being diagnosed.

The exact cause of the disease is unknown, but smoking, drinking too much alcohol, being overweight, or having an unhealthy diet is believed to increase a person's risk.

Sources: NHS and Cancer Research UK

Since then, his amorous wife, Louise, has created a Just Giving page to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer support.

She wrote: “Your life has been a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved indescribably and missed immeasurably x

"This page was set up for Macmillan Cancer Support, but the truth is, Luis said a big thank you to everyone involved in his care."

She added, "In Luis' own words. A special thank you to Macmillan Cancer Support, the East Cheshire Hospice and the NHS, including the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, the Christie NHS Foundation Trust and the Stockport NHS Foundation Trust for." trying to save my life and her life. " tireless work to eradicate cancer.

“But more importantly, a big thank you to all of the great professionals who really did their best for me, showed me absolute compassion and gave me more time than was seemingly possible. Thank you sincerely. & # 39;

With-bake-off star Nadiya Hussain wrote, "RIP."

Ruby Tandoh also shared a heartbroken emoji, writing, "Terrible news."

In 2014, Luis Troyano opened his first bakery in his hometown of Cheshire The Hive Bakery, which was on the site of a former Greggs.

In April 2015, Luis was announced as the Patron of the Beechwood Cancer Care Center.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Luis had lost his father to cancer by the age of 16 and wished there had been a facility like Beechwood when he went through his own loss.

He said at the time: “I have lived in Stockport my whole life and wanted to support a charity that was near my home.

& # 39; It feels great to be a Patron at Beechwood. There was nothing like Beechwood when I lost my father and it was a difficult time.

"My time at The Great British Bake Off has changed my life and I am honored to be supporting Beechwood."

RIP: A host of other bake off stars shared their sadness after the news

RIP: A host of other bake off stars shared their sadness after the news

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