Joël Robuchon, French celebrity chef, dies at 73

Joël Robuchon was one of the world's most famous chefs.

Paris (CNN)French celebrity chef Joël Robuchon has passed away at the age of 73, his spokeswoman confirmed to CNN Monday.

Robuchon owned and ran restaurants on three continents and was the world's most Michelin-starred chef, according to his website and his spokeswoman.
Robuchon, who had been suffering with cancer, died in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday morning.
The chef owned restaurants in cities across the world including Paris, Monaco, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Tokyo and Bangkok.
    One of his best-known recipes was for mashed potatoes.
    Robuchon was named "Chef of the Century" by prestigious restaurant guide Gault & Millau.