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It is with the saddest of hearts that we have just learned that iconic chef, writer, television personality, and cultural enthusiast Anthony Bourdain has passed away at the age of 61. CNN confirmed that his cause of death was suicide. A close friend of his Eric Ripert found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.
CNN had this to say Friday morning regarding this sad news…
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller.”
Anthony Bourdain was known the world over for being one of the bravest and most adventurous people ever seen on TV. With his bold expeditions across the globe and his wanderlust for exploring different cultures and cuisines, Bourdain brought different parts of the world right into our home showcasing the beauty this world has to offer.
But what’s even more is that he was simply one of the kindest and most endearing people you could ever meet. Simply put, he was a gift we didn’t deserve.
It truly goes without saying that Bourdain was, is, and forever will be a shining light to us all. Through his travels across the globe showcasing the beauty in different cultures, he helped bring the world closer together. He was a true inspiration and an example to live by. Rest in peace, Anthony Bourdain. You will be forever missed.