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The food world expresses shock and sadness following death of Anthony Bourdain

Celebrity chef and prolific food writer and traveller, Anthony Bourdain leaves a gaping hole in the food industry.

08 Jun 2018
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News broke on Friday 8th June that world-famous chef and food personality, Anthony Bourdain has died. The chef became a household name in 2000 with the release of his New York Times best-selling book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary World. A book that tells Bourdain's story and gives a realistic behind-the-scenes look at restaurant kitchens. 

The chef and author's success catapulted and soon he found himself a media favourite in the food arena. His awards are numerous -  including many Emmy Awards for the television show Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. His most recent show, Parts Unknown debuted on CNN in 2013 and had a successful run until 2018. 

Fans and fellow chefs are devastated by the news of Bourdain's passing with many sharing their grief on social media. 

RIP to one of my favorite chefs #anthonybourdain

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super sad to hear you've left... A true talent.. #rip #anthonybourdain

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Read more about the chef's tragic death on Channel24

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