Bake Off star Luis Troyano has died a the age of 48 after battling cancer

Bake-Off’s Luis Troyano has died at the age of 48.

Luis, who was runner up on the baking show in 2014, had been battling with oesophageal cancer and died last week.

His wife Louise said he was ‘loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure’ in a heartfelt tribute.

The tragic news was announced on Twitter by Luis’ agent Anne Kibel.

“Sadly, my lovely client lost his brave fight against Oesophageal cancer last week.

“A fantastic man with a love of baking that saw him get to the finals of GBBO, write a wonderful book, Bake It Great and do so much more. Always in our thoughts,” shared Anne.

Fellow Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain paid her respects as she responded to the post ‘RIP.’

Ruby Tandoh shared a broken heart emoji and wrote: “Terrible news.”

The official Bake Off Twitter page posted to their followers:” We are deeply saddened to hear that Luis Troyano has passed away. It was a huge honour and pleasure to have him in the Bake Off Tent for Series Five. Our condolences and thoughts go out to his friends and family.”

Luis had starred in the 2014 series of Bake Off where his talents earned him a place in the final alongside Richard Burr and Nancy Birtwhistle.

Viewers witness graphic designer Luis create an incredible tribute to his hometown, the mining village of Poynton, Stockport, as one of his impressive showstopper bakes.

However it was grandmother Nancy who went on to win the show that year, but Luis enjoyed still enjoyed success after the final.

He made appearances on BBC Good Food and BBC Breakfast shows.

He also released a cookbook in 2015, Bake It Great.

Luis also opened his first bakery in his hometown called The Hive Bakery, which sat on the site of a former Greggs.

In April this year, Luis revealed that he had undergone surgery to remove a cancerous tumour that he said would have ‘killed him’.

He thanked the team of NHS doctos and nurses at the Salford Royal and said he would be in their debt.

Sadly, just six months later Luis tragically lost his battle.

He leaves behind wife Louise who has set up a Just Giving page following his death.

Writing a touching message to her late husband, Louise shared: ” Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure x

“This page has been set up for Macmillan Cancer Support but in truth, Luis gave a big thank you to everyone involved in his care.”

She added: “In Luis’ own words.. A special thankyou to Macmillan Cancer Support, East Cheshire Hospice and the NHS including Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Stockport NHS Foundation Trust for trying to save my life and their tireless work to try and eliminate cancer.

“But more importantly a massive thank you to all the amazing professionals who really did try their absolute best for me, showed me absolute compassion and gave me more time than what was seemingly possible. I thank you sincerely.”