Respected restaurant critic, Adrian Anthony (AA) Gill passed away over the weekend, just weeks after announcing he had terminal cancer.
The ABC reports that Gill revealed his illness in his regular column last month, writing “"There is barely a morsel of offal that is not included. I have a trucker's gut-buster, gimpy, malevolent, meaty malignancy.”
Edinburgh-born, Gill was a world renowned food, television, fashion and travel writer, and contributed regular articles for Australia’s Gourmet Traveller magazine since 2004. You can read his final column for the magazine here.
A former smoker, Gill was diagnosed with lung cancer that spread to his neck and pancreas, reports The Guardian.
His death on Saturday morning was confirmed by the Sunday Times, for whom he was a longstanding columnist. Editor, Martin Ivens, said “He was the heart and soul of the paper. His wit was incomparable, his writing was dazzling and fearless, his intelligence was matched by compassion.
“Adrian was a giant among journalists.”