Maggie Beer’s daughter Saskia Beer has passed away at the age of 46. 

The 75-year-old cook and television personality announced the tragic news in an Instagram post, writing: “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 added, “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.”

Saskia was an accomplished chef and caterer, and leaves behind husband Petar Jercic and three children.