Anthony Bourdain's Final Days Become More Clear

Sergio Cunningham
June 12, 2018

And the American TV network CNN - which aired Bourdain's culinary travel guide "Parts Unknown" - subsequently confirmed that he had taken his own life.

In the 1999 New Yorker piece "Don't Eat Before Reading This", that would eventually become Kitchen Confidential, he exposed the dirty secrets of high-end dining, warning customers never to eat fish on a Monday and venting his spleen about brunch, vegetarianism, and people who order their steaks well-done.

"You know, to the extent that I was that guy, however fast and however hard I tried to get away from it, the fact is that's what my persona was", Bourdain said, referring to his "bad boy" image.

"Thank you for bringing a respectful view to the people of Palestine, Libya, Iran and more". 'His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller.

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead in France Friday morning of what his employer CNN described as a suicide. This was sparked, you said, in some part by your girlfriend, Asia Argento, one of Harvey Weinstein's first accusers.

CNN was Bourdain's home for the past five years, so the loss has caused heartache throughout the organization.

Along with this he also shared a snap of Bourdain from his award-winning show Parts Unknown. "His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds", the Italian actress wrote.

His death comes just days after popular fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in NY.

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"I want to extend to his family my heartfelt condolences", Trump said.

Bourdain leaves behind a teenage daughter Ariane, from his relationship with his ex-wife Ottavia Busia.

Of course, going deep with a troubled family member or friend is not easy. He was candid about his personal struggles, saying that drug use led to his dropping out of Vassar College after two years.

"What I set out to do was write a book that my fellow cooks would find entertaining and true", he said. "I would have had a different answer a few years ago".

The chef was loved by people all over the world.

Bourdain was twice divorced and has a daughter from his second marriage.

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