Famous Cincinnati, Ohio chef Jean-Robert de Cavel died Friday at the age of 61 after battling cancer, his wife Annette de Cavel revealed the news. The chef was suffering from leiomyosarcoma for five years.

“Cincinnati will miss a wonderful, loving chef. But my daughter and I will miss our husband and dad the most,” Annette de Cavel said in a statement.

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Jean-Robert de Cavel net worth:

Jean-Robert de Cavel, who moved to Cincinnati in 1993 at the age of 32 to become head chef de cuisine at La Maisonette, had an estimated net worth of $5 million, according to All Famous Birthday. During his tenure from 1993-2002, La Maisonette became a five-star restaurant.

He was executive chef at Jean-Robert at Pigall’s from 2002 to 2009, and later operated Jean-Robert’s Table, Le Bar a Boeuf and French Crust Cafe.

Jean-Robert de Cavel’s family:

Jean-Robert de Cavel was married to German native Annette. 
In 2003, de Cavel and his wife Annette founded the de Cavel Family SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Foundation following the death of their first child, Tatiana.

The foundation runs Eat.Play.Give: Friends and Family SIDS Brunch, a culinary event that is the country’s largest SIDS fundraiser.

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He also has another daughter named Laeticia.

Jean-Robert de Cavel illness:

De Cavel had battled leiomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that grows in the smooth muscles, since 2018. 

“I will never be cured,” de Cavel told The Enquirer in May. “I just have to be strong. I keep very positive. My medical team says, ‘Keep doing what you’re doing because it’s working.’ Never, ever give up.”