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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.
Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food. Remember that help is a phone call away US:1-800-273-TALK UK: 116 123
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) June 8, 2018
Anthony. One of my idols. Unapologetic, passionate and one of the best storytellers on the planet. Thank you for making food so exciting. And always standing up for everything right. Horrible. Why why why. Be at peace now 🙁
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 8, 2018
Omg my heart is broken ?? I can’t stop crying ??. My dream was to meet him one day. I am his biggest fan ?? Whyyyyyyyyyy ?????? I’m so sad. I will pray for his soul ???????? #anthonybourdain pic.twitter.com/xYhgXkZQ9U
— Forevershante (@Forevershante4) June 8, 2018
— Alessio Caschera (@alecaschera) June 8, 2018
I’m beside myself. #AnthonyBourdain I don’t know what to say….I can’t stop crying. Peace be upon him and his family and all who knew him well.
— Michael W. Twitty (@KosherSoul) June 8, 2018
My heart can’t take it this morning. One of the few world travelers I looked up to and admired is gone. I’m so deeply saddened. #AnthonyBourdain
— Derrick B. Taylor (@derrickbryson) June 8, 2018
Rest in Power @anthonybourdain! You were one of the great ones. Master story teller and seemed like a great guy who battled through alcohol and drug abuse. I’ve been a fan for a long time. Thank you for everything you’ve done, the world is a little darker without you. #AnthonyBourdain #PartsUnknown #NoReservations
Today the sun will not shine on the food world. We wake to heart aching news that Anthony Bourdain has taken his life. He was more than a CNN series his books flung wide the doors to a world many had never seen before. He advocated for the marginalized food communities, he celebrated favors and cultures not Chic places to be seen, he opened a world of flavors and cultures many had never truly experienced. His suicide reminds us that we live in a broken world where success, power and wealth do not equate contentment or joy. Today we pray for those he left behind, that they would find comfort and peace one day??#anthonybourdain
Read more about the chef’s tragic death on Channel24.