Robuchon currently holds the record for the most Michelin stars in the world, holding 24 at the time of his death.
It has been revealed the legendary chef was diagnosed with a pancreatic tumour last year.
At 29, Robuchon moved into hotel kitchen service where he found himself heading a 90-man kitchen brigade and after attaining his first Michelin stars, he stepped away in 1981, opening a restaurant, the now legendary Jamin.
A small side-street restaurant near the Trocadéro in Paris, Jamin earned its first Michelin star in its first year of operation. Its second and third came immediately after.
Many have taken to Twitter to mourn the loss of the legendary cook.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.