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Joel Robuchon, Michelin star French chef, dies aged 73

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French celebrity chef Joël Robuchon, who is credited with winning the most Michelin stars in the world, has died aged 73, French media report.

Robuchon died from cancer on Monday in Switzerland, Le Figaro says, more than a year after being treated for a pancreatic tumour.

Named the “Chef of the Century” in 1989, Robuchon operated a dozen restaurants across three continents.

Throughout his career he was awarded 32 stars – more than any other chef.

He was renowned for his mashed potato dishes and owned restaurants in cities across the globe, including Tokyo, Bangkok, Shanghai and Las Vegas.

He first made a name for himself at his Paris restaurant, called Jamin, in the early 1980s, and went on to mentor the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Éric Ripert.

Robuchon was the official chef of Euro 2016 in France, cooking for football stars including Neymar and Giroud.

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