Noted reviewer AA Gill dies at 62

A.A. GillWe are saddened to report that award-winning writer, television host, and restaurant critic AA Gill has died at the age of 62, just a few weeks after he revealed that he was seriously ill with cancer. Gill was a longtime writer for the Sunday Times

In a column last November, Gill revealed that he had the "full English" of cancers. He had been undergoing chemotherapy. His final column, which will discuss his coming to terms with his diagnosis, will appear in this week's Sunday Times.

Gill's writing was often controversial. For instance, he was chastised in 2012 for rude comments about classicist Mary Beard and her television show. He wrote that she was not good looking enough for television. Despite this, people praised his writing ability. Writer Jay Rayner  tweeted that Gill had been a "controversialist" but also "a kind man and a brilliant writer". 

1 Comment

  • Jane  on  12/10/2016 at 9:38 PM

    I always enjoyed his restaurant reviews. He also wrote several cookbooks - https://www.eatyourbooks.com/library?q=%22A.A.%20Gill%22 Sad that he went so young.

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