Food Network personality Kerry Vincent has died at 75 from an undisclosed illness

Food Network personality Kerry Vincent has died at 75 from an undisclosed illness, according to a nonprofit organization she co-founded.

‘It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of Kerry Vincent earlier this evening,’ a statement on the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show’s Facebook page read. ‘Being a very private person when it came to all things not cake, she did not want to put her illness out there to the public.

‘Unfortunately her fight has come to an end but she will no longer have any pain. She will be sorely missed by all who she has touched through the Sugar Arts as will as personally.’

RIP: Food Network personality Kerry Vincent has died at 75 from an undisclosed illness, according to a nonprofit organization she co-founded

RIP: Food Network personality Kerry Vincent has died at 75 from an undisclosed illness, according to a nonprofit organization she co-founded 

The organization said that ‘there will be no services per her request,’ thanking fans for their ‘thoughts and prayers.’

The Wyalkatchem, Australia native had hosted the series Save My Bakery and had been a judge on Food Network Challenge and The Great Australian Bake Off.

An innovator in her field, Vincent ‘invented unique techniques in sugar-craft, which include the Vincent Marquetry, and movement in stenciled or painted sugar flounces and skirting,’ according to the Food Network.

In addition, in 2004, Vincent was put into the International Cake Exploration Societé Hall of Fame, and six years later, she was inducted into the Dessert Professional Hall of Fame.

The Wyalkatchem, Australia native had hosted the series Save My Bakery and had been a judge on Food Network Challenge and The Great Australian Bake Off

The Wyalkatchem, Australia native had hosted the series Save My Bakery and had been a judge on Food Network Challenge and The Great Australian Bake Off 

Out and about: She was snapped at a gala in January of 2012

Out and about: She was snapped at a gala in January of 2012

A number of Vincent’s peers and fans took to social media to pay memorial to the late culinary innovator.

‘Very sad to learn that Kerry Vincent @KerryVincentArt has died,’ Australian celebrity chef Dan Lepard tweeted. ‘Judge on the first series of @BakeOffAU @Channel9 and founder of the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show. Kerry’s vigour & fierce determination was an inspiration for so many.’

On Instagram Stories, Food Network’s Zac Young said ‘RIP Kerry Vincent. Original queen of cake thank you for sharing your wit and artistry.’

Vincent is survived by her husband Doug Vincent.

A number of Vincent's peers and fans took to social media to pay memorial to the late culinary innovator

A number of Vincent’s peers and fans took to social media to pay memorial to the late culinary innovator 

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