TV chef Keith Floyd, who once lost £1million on a pub near Plymouth, left just £7,500 when he died - newly released documents have revealed.
Floyd was a hugely famous TV chef whose shows are still aired, and his BBC series – including Floyd On Food and Floyd On France – attracted millions of fans.
He sold his first three restaurants, launched in Bristol during the 1970s, to escape debts, while a fourth, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in Provence, also ran into trouble.
Later he lost £1 million on his South Hams pub The Maltsters Arms and was declared bankrupt for the second time in 1996.
Along the way, he settled four divorces – to Jesmond, Julie, Shaunagh and Tess.
Floyd, who lived in Montfrin in Provence, drew up his will just ten months before his death in 2009.
High Court documents reveal his entire £7,500 UK estate was left to his children from his first two marriages, Patrick, 44, and Poppy, 29.