Renowned Scottish chef Andrew Fairlie has died following his battle with a long-term illness.
The Perth-born chef stepped down from his Gleaneagles restaurant in November after revealing he had a terminal brain tumour.
He had been diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2005 and had received chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.
He was told last June that no further treatment was available.
His father, Jim, revealed the news on Twitter, saying: “It is with enormous sadness and grief that Kay and I announce the death of our beloved son Andrew.
“His wife Kate and his family have kept vigil with him for some weeks. He slipped away quietly this morning but his many achievements and memory will live on.”
His wife, Kate Fairlie, and his daughters, Ilona and Leah, issued a statement on behalf of the family.
They said: “We are utterly heartbroken that Andrew has gone but are so thankful we had this extraordinary man in our lives.
“He was a beautifully kind, generous loving son, father, husband, brother and friend, and enriched the lives of anybody lucky enough to meet him.
“He has taught us so many lessons in life, not least to be kind.
“He worked incredibly hard and his favourite thing to do was to create magic for us in the kitchen at home.
“We will miss his calm, wonderful spirit, his cheeky sense of humour and his loving nature.”
Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at the luxury Perthshire hotel was established in 2001 and is the only one in Scotland with two Michelin stars.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon paid tribute to the Scottish chef, tweeting: “I’m so sorry to hear that Andrew Fairlie has died.
“My deepest condolences to his family. Andrew is gone far too soon, but his achievements will always be remembered and his legacy will inspire the next generation of world class chefs. It was a privilege to know him.”