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Chef Anthony Bourdain Has Died Aged 61

Chef Anthony Bourdain Has Died Aged 61

"An exceptional human being, so inspiring & generous".

Never one to shy away from expressing his opinions, Bourdain had poignant thoughts on certain foods, the role of food in connecting cultures, and more. "And makes me very sad for him to have - to have a succumbed to that". His Emmy-winning show Parts Unknown inspired armies of travelers, writers, chefs, and food lovers alike. The show won a Peabody award in 2013. "People open up to him and, in doing so, often reveal more about their hometowns or homelands than a traditional reporter could hope to document".

For nearly two decades, Bourdain's star had been soaring to great heights, starting with a book that exposed the dark side of the restaurant industry - Kitchen Confidential, Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. "He advocated for marginalized populations and campaigned for safer working conditions for restaurant staffs".

After examining how the heroin epidemic started, Bourdain begins to weave a narrative that shines a light on both hidden food gems in Western Mass. - an old-timey bowling alley and a diner specializing in boiled dinner, for example - and residents who have grappled with addiction.

Bourdain's girlfriend, actress Asia Argento, also issued a short statement on Twitter. He had previously been married to his high school sweetheart, Nancy Putkoski, for two decades.

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Vivian said he will remember Bourdain for his openness and honesty, and for how he treated everyone he met like equals. Hagerty told TIME on Friday, "To me, he was nothing but kind and a gentleman". "That would be nice". In a 2008 interview, Bourdain had said his daughter's birth had changed his outlook on life: "I feel obliged to at least do the best I can and not do anything really stupidly self-destructive if I can avoid it". "I gave up on that". In 2011, the year I co-created and hosted my travel TV show Young, Broke & Beautiful, I was living back in San Francisco. "I think about some of the things I've said about Paula Deen, for example, and I wouldn't do that now..."

"I want it all", he wrote in his breakthrough 2000 memoir, "Kitchen Confidential". "I'm not going to be there for the important moments in your life".

Their tragic deaths come amid a report that suicide rates are on the rise across the United States.

The Depot Eatery & Oyster Bar owner spent four days with Bourdain, who committed suicide in France overnight aged 61, during filming of Bourdain's No Reservations New Zealand episode in 2005.


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