Former Masterchef contestant, 29, dies after collapsing during the London Marathon

Credit Masterchef

Campbell was running the race in honour of his father, who died 18 months ago.

His exact cause of death will be determined in a medical examination, according to a statement from the organizers of the London Marathon.

MasterChef paid tribute to Campbell.

A London Marathon spokesman said: 'With deep sadness, we confirm the death of a participant in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon.

He fell ill during the hottest marathon on record where temperatures reached nearly 25C.

Restaurant critic Grace Dent added that Mr Campbell was "brilliant, clever, funny" and "incredibly talented".

Campbell reached the semi-finals of the 2017 series of MasterChef: The Professionals, where judge Marcus Wareing described his plate of cod cheeks, spirulina, kale and kombucha as the "best" signature dish he had ever eaten in the show.

The professional chef was raising money for The Brathay Trust - as of Monday morning he had £2,664 donated via his JustGiving page, although the number skyrocketed to over £7,000 after the tragic news broke.

Matt's family today paid tribute to their inspirational son and brother, who was a keen marathon runner and had earlier this month completed the Manchester Marathon in under 3 hours. It was a privilege to have him on the show.

The London Marathon has released a statement regarding the shock death of Matt Campbell, a chef, during Sunday's event.

Donations quickly soared after the professional chef's death was announced, with thousands more pounds pledged. It was maybe the proudest day of my life standing at the finish line having achieved something I never imagined possible with my Dad & my Brother by my side. After finishing second in the BBC's 2009 Young Chef of the Year competition, Campbell began working in Michelin-starred restaurants and was now working in private villas and "award-winning luxury" ski chalets in the French Alps according to his website.

Campbell wrote on the MasterChef Facebook page on Saturday: "Myself and Tom Peters after meeting in the final 12 of MasterChef have chose to run London Marathon together, I'm running for @brathayevents and Tom is running for @asthmauk".

Following his successful stint on MasterChef: The Professionals in 2017, he embarked on a United Kingdom roadshow this year - with dates in London, Manchester, Bristol and Leeds.

Related News:

  • New Offensive Video From Syracuse Fraternity

    New Offensive Video From Syracuse Fraternity

    "He's drooling out of his mouth because he's retarded in a wheelchair", a fraternity member could be heard saying in the video . Syverud also said he would "transform" the first-year forum in an effort to create a "more inclusive" campus environment.
    Odds: Odell Beckham Jr. and Draft Day Trades

    Odds: Odell Beckham Jr. and Draft Day Trades

    At No. 15 overall, this mock has the Cards landing the most polished, pro-ready passer in this year's class, UCLA's Josh Rosen . So this is our logic, the Denver Broncos just paid Case Keenum a lot of money to be their starting quarterback.
    Man who filmed dog giving Nazi salutes fined £800

    Man who filmed dog giving Nazi salutes fined £800

    Meechan, of Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, insisted he made the video, which was posted in April 2016, to annoy his girlfriend. Speaking after being fined, Meechan - who posts under the name Count Dankula - said he would be appealing the sentence.
  • Prince Harry's sweet nickname for Meghan Markle

    Prince Harry's sweet nickname for Meghan Markle

    Lee admits that Markle's wedding dress is a well-kept secret and that her hand-sewn designs for the dolls are guesses at best. I didn't think she would be wearing a lot of poofy things. 'She's kind, genuine, very thoughtful and warm, ' she added.
    An Amazon robot with Alexa could be in homes by 2019

    An Amazon robot with Alexa could be in homes by 2019

    Still, if you live alone, the Amazon robot might be company for you, it's an intriguing idea and we'd love to see how it pans out. However, the report cautioned that Amazon might decide not to move ahead with the project after the testing phase.
    New Details Given About The Witcher Netflix Show

    New Details Given About The Witcher Netflix Show

    Hissrich also confirmed that the show will be filmed in Eastern Europe , tweeting that "This show couldn't exist anyplace else". The date may seem far away, but the series was announced just a year ago and only the pilot has been written so far.
  • European antitrust regulators set deadline for Apple-Shazam probe

    European antitrust regulators set deadline for Apple-Shazam probe

    The European Commission on Monday opened an investigation of Apple's takeover of British music startup Shazam. The Commission says it is concerned the merger 'could reduce choice for users of music streaming services'.
    Marc Short: Democrats are being pressured to vote against Mike Pompeo

    Marc Short: Democrats are being pressured to vote against Mike Pompeo

    Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who's on the ballot in November and whose state gave Trump 63 percent of the vote in 2016. All eyes had been on a handful of moderate Democrats who Republicans are trying to win over, including Manchin and Sens.
    Josh Allen breaks down private workout and visit with Jets

    Josh Allen breaks down private workout and visit with Jets

    He led the league with 1,327 rushing yards and was voted Rookie of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America. The two teams in the top five that we're not sure if they'll take a quarterback are the Giants and the Broncos.
  • Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab IPL 2018

    Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab IPL 2018

    Gayle's absence could also hamper KXIP's winning run, who have won four of their five matches, including the last three. Thanks to Gayle's belligerence, Kings XI Punjab are firmly placed with four victories and a solitary defeat.
    Michael Cohen case shines light on Sean Hannity's real estate empire

    Michael Cohen case shines light on Sean Hannity's real estate empire

    It is not just conservative commentary that talk show host and Fox News anchor Sean Hannity is good at. Fox News' Sean Hannity is seen in the White House briefing room in Washington, D.C., January 24, 2017.
    Amy Adams Returns Home in First Trailer for HBO's 'Sharp Objects'

    Amy Adams Returns Home in First Trailer for HBO's 'Sharp Objects'

    The 8-episode series is being directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, who also directed HBO's Big Little Lies . The new series is coming to HBO this summer, and is based on the book by Gillian Flynn .

Most liked

Martin Lewis to sue Facebook over fake ads
This is despite Lewis saying that all ads referencing him are fake, since he does not put his name on advertising. Facebook said they have been in direct contact with Mr Lewis' team and "promptly" investigate his requests.

Gas supply to K-Electric as per requirement restored: Khaqan
Earlier, the Prime Minister arrived in the city to chair a special meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) for resolving the power crisis.

Are Analysts Bearish Abzena plc (LON:ABZA) After Last Week?
Therefore 25% are positive. iStar Financial had 7 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. After having $-0.27 EPS previously, MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.'s analysts see -92.59% EPS growth.

Palladium ETF Plunges on Russia Sanction Relief
Workers at one of several Rusal-dominated towns have also anxious about their futures unless sanctions end. The Russians were seeking "clarification" on Rusal and Oleg Deripaska, Mnuchin told reporters on Saturday.

JK govt orders closure of coaching centres in Kashmir, triggers anger
Coaching centre owners claim the government was making them a "scapegoat" in motivating students to shun from protesting . Bukhari met the principals at a meeting held to work out ways to ensure normal functioning of schools and colleges.

First Full Trailer for Crazy Rich Asians Debuts
After a short tease last week, the full length trailer for Crazy Rich Asians is finally here. The wonderful cast also includes Gemma Chan , Lisa Lu , Awkwafina , Ken Jeong , Jimmy O.

Who will call the shots at Flipkart if Walmart takes over?
Flipkart now controls almost 40% of India's online retail market, ahead of Amazon , showed estimates by researcher Forrester. Earlier, Amazon also tried to purchase a stake in Flipkart , but now, Flipkart's board is ready for Walmart' stake purchase.

Saudi-led air strikes kill at least 20 at Yemen wedding
Yemen has been embroiled in a conflict between the Saudi-backed government and the Iran-backed Houthis since late 2014. The Saudi-led coalition declined to comment on the strikes when reached by the AP.

God of War: Can You Get to Asgard?
The text is just too small when you discover all the areas, monsters, and bosses in the game that are added to your Codex. The new GOW game on PS4 sold 35% percent more than the debut of God of War 3 back in 2010.

Mother accused of setting auto on fire with three kids inside
Fox26 reports that Houston Fire Department arson investigators are conducting an investigation Monday morning. She tried to run away, but tripped and officers arrested her after a short struggle, police said.

Unruly passenger tasered, removed from Miami to Chicago flight
An unruly passenger was removed from a Miami to Chicago flight after being tased by Miami-Dade Police, according to authorities. As of Monday morning, he is still being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami .

Kathua rape & murder: Rejig in Kathua police after Lal Singh's rally
They said that some unscrupulous elements misled the investigation and tried to represent Dogras of Jammu in bad light. In spite of these threats, she wants to keep fighting this case, not just for Asifa, but also for her young daughter.

Sky Betting & Gambling sold to Canadian giant for $4.7bn
Rafi Ashkenazi , the chief executive of Stars, said the "landmark" acquisition would complement the PokerStars online card room. Last month the group announced a 47% surge in revenue for the six months to December 28th 2017.

GM Korea Dropping Bankruptcy Vote Plan, Saved By Last-minute Wage Deal
Representatives of GM Korea dealerships rally in front of the carmaker's plant in Bupyeong, Incheon on Friday. Gm has got a huge relaxation on the liquidity due to the funding to pay the employees and its suppliers.

12-year-old boy steals credit card and flies to Bali solo
When asked about his experience, the boy told the news segment, " It was great, because I wanted to go on an adventure ". Instead, he stole their credit card, tricked his grandmother into giving him his passport, and flew to Bali alone .