Art Ginsburg, who wore the chef hat and apron for 30 years in the syndicated 90-second cooking segments died at his Florida this morning. He was 81 years old and had been battling pancreatic cancer, reports said.
"Mr. Food" ran on KARK for years until just a couple of years ago.
On the Mr. Food website, the following statement paid tribute to the popular chef:
"We are deeply saddened to announce founder of Mr. Food, Art Ginsburg, passed away today.
Art's commitment to anyone-can-do recipes and passion for helping others made him well-loved among his peers and among television viewers and website visitors. He was one of the first television celebrity chefs and paved a road for many who came after him.
His greatest love was for his wife, Ethel, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his daily visit into your homes via the television."
Click here to read Ginsburg's obituary.
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