Renowned TV chef Zubaida Tariq passed away late on Thursday night, leaving fans and followers shocked by her unexpected death.

Zubaida Apa, as she was affectionately called, was known in Pakistani households as a font of culinary and housekeeping wisdom. Her cooking show Handi was one of the most watched programmes on Hum TV's Masala channel. On the show, she would regularly take viewers' calls to answer their culinary queries and suggest home remedies for problems as wide-ranging as hairloss to the common flu.

Fans paid rich tribute to the culinary icon on Twitter:

Her admirers will always remember her for her culinary and housekeeping prowess:

Some are shocked by the suddenness of her passing:

Others had personal experiences to share:

This woman regretted the jokes made at Zubaida Apa's expense: