Japanese Celebrity Chef In Indonesia Dies At 56

Japanese celebrity chef in Indonesia dies at 56

Japanese chef Hiromitsu Harada, who gained fame in Indonesia through his fun-cooking television shows, died in Jakarta early Monday, his family said. He was 56.

His daughter Ayumi said on social media that his father had been sick, but offered no details, citing family privacy.

Born in Aomori Prefecture in Japan's northeast on May 29, 1961, Harada became well-known in Indonesia through his shows on some private broadcasters in which he taught how to cook Japanese food in fun ways.

The chef, who had been living in Indonesia since 1987, was known for his catchphrase "Ibu-ibu, masak yuk!" (Mothers, let's cook!).