Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Found Dead in France at 61

Anthony Bourdain US chef Anthony Bourdain has died, aged 61
Herman Weaver | 09 June, 2018, 14:27

The statement read, "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain".

In death, as in life, Anthony Bourdain brought us closer together. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly hard time". His television career took off in 2005, when he began hosting the Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover, before switching to CNN for Parts Unknown.

After learning the tragic news, many members of the food industry as well as the Hollywood community took to social media to react. French chef Eric Ripert, who discovered his friend in his hotel room, released a statement.

On his award-winning series, "Parts Unknown", Bourdain brought the world home to CNN viewers.

Bourdain, born in New York City, had been open in the past about his history with substance abuse. I wish him peace.

Actor Bryan Cranston, known for the TV show Breaking Bad, said of the deaths of Bourdain and Spade: "It illustrates that success is not immune to depression".

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Bourdain's death comes three days after American designer Kate Spade was found dead in her NY apartment on Tuesday from a reported suicide.

Anthony Bourdain explores in Couva, Trinidad on January 5, 2017. I am the furthest thing from a starfucker, there's a very small handful of famous people I'd care to meet, but Bourdain was one of them.

"We tend to get some really astonishing answers".

Bourdain, who is survived by his 11-year-old daughter Ariane Bourdain, was one of cooking's leading storytellers and has written several books, including Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly and Medium Raw. Bourdain wrote about the episode in 2016. Given his passion, generosity, and the increasingly rare grace to know when his perspective might not be the most illuminating, we expected him to not just tell Armenia's story, but to let Armenia tell its own story through good food and conversations broached in good faith. After Mario Batali was accused of sexual assault, Bourdain published an essay in Medium in which he wrote that "one must pick a side".

In the same episode of "Parts Unknown" in which he interviewed Potee, Bourdain made a confession to a support group for addicts.

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