Bill Granger epitomized culinary innovation and entrepreneurialism. Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1969, Bill Granger pursued artistic pursuits which eventually brought him to Sydney where he studied art.
Bill Granger’s heartbroken daughter pays an emotional tribute to the ‘godfather of avocado on toast’ as the London-based restaurateur behind Granger & Co dies in hospital aged 54 on Christmas after a cancer battle.
What did Bill Granger die from?
World-renowned Aussie chef Bill Granger has died following a battle with cancer. The 54-year-old is understood to have been diagnosed with the disease months ago before he passed away in hospital surrounded by family on Christmas Day.
‘A dedicated husband and father, Bill died peacefully in hospital with his wife Natalie Elliott and three daughters, Edie, Inès, and Bunny, at his bedside in their adopted home of London.
Granger was inspired to enter the culinary field through his part-time job as a waiter, which helped develop an interest in food that ultimately took precedence over art studies. Granger made his first step into food service with Bills Restaurant located in Sydney’s Darlinghurst in 1993.