‘ Celebrity chef ‘Jamie Oliver has paid tribute to a former protégé who was found dead three months after going missing. The English chef, restauranteur and media personality Oliver did have Kevin Boyle appear on his Show Jamie’s Kitchen back in 2002.
Apparently Boyle disappeared back in October 2011, and now his body was found close to his home in South London just last week of January 22, 2012. Oliver has now spoken out of his heartbreaking after he had heard the tragic news.
In a statement, he says,
”I’m deeply saddened by this tragic news. I am proud to have been able to call Kevin a friend for 10 years.
”He was also a constant supporter of Fifteen and all the apprentices and graduates who came after him through the course. I last saw him in September 2011 at the graduation ceremony for the ninth group of apprentices and he was on good form, which makes this news even harder to take. My thoughts are with his family at this incredibly difficult time.”
A Scotland Yard spokesman adds,
”The death is being treated as unexplained at this stage. A post mortem will be arranged in due course.”
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has indeed paid tribute to a former protégé who was found dead three months after going missing.