A lunchtime staple on the News Channel 4 noon news, Mr. Food, passed away Monday night.
Art Ginsburg died in his Weston, Fla., home after a struggle with pancreatic cancer.
Family members said he was diagnosed just over a year ago.
He was in remission but the cancer returned earlier this month.
Mr. Food published 52 books which sold more than 8 million copies.
The Mr. Food team released this statement:
“We are deeply saddened to announce founder of Mr. Food, Art Ginsburg, passed away.
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.”