Maggie Beer’s daughter Saskia dies suddenly aged 46

Feb 17, 2020
Maggie's daughter Saskia (right) passed away in her sleep on Friday. Source: Instagram/maggie_beer.

Maggie Beer revealed the tragic news on Sunday that her daughter Saskia had passed away unexpectedly in her sleep at the age of just 46.

The celebrity chef put out a statement, along with husband Colin, yesterday in which she revealed that her “beautiful and extraordinary” daughter had died suddenly on Friday evening.

Maggie announced the news on social media as she thanked her followers for the support she has received, as well as asking for space as the family comes to terms with what has happened.

“It is with broken hearts we need to let you all know that our beautiful, extraordinary daughter Saskia died unexpectedly yet peacefully in her sleep on Friday night,” she wrote on Instagram.

“We ask for time/space as we grapple to come to terms with our loss and appreciate all the support we have been given. Maggie, Colin and family.”

Many of Maggie’s followers offered their condolences to the X-year-old chef, while others shared their own memories and tributes to Saskia.

One wrote: “Oh no. I’m so sorry for your loss, Maggie. I can only imagine what you, and your family, are going through.” Another commented: “We are so sorry to hear this. As frequent visitors to the farm we have been big fans of Saskia’s produce/products. A very sad day. Sincere sympathy to everyone.”

Another follower said: “I am so very very sorry to hear of your loss. Watching your Christmas special it was incredibly evident the love of cooking and affection you shared together. Sending love from my family to yours Maggie.”

While fellow Australian chef Kylie Kwong wrote: “Your beautiful, special, darling Sassy-girl … I am just so, so sad for all of you, I loved Sassy so much and hold you all very, very closely in my heart.” And former Masterchef star Matt Preston said: “So sad. My love and thoughts are with you, Colin and the family.”

Saskia followed in her mother’s footsteps to establish a career in the food industry, setting up her own business called Saskia Beer Farm Produce.

A message shared on the company’s Facebook page following Saskia’s death read: “It is with broken hearts we need to let you all know that Saskia, our beautiful, extraordinary daughter, sister, wife and mother died unexpectedly yet peacefully in her sleep on Friday night.

“The business Saskia grew and loved will continue on with me, her loving husband. We ask for time and space as we grapple to come to terms with our loss and appreciate all the support we have been given.”

Saskia is survived by her three children and husband Petar Jercic.

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