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Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61

Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61 Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61
Melissa Porter | 10 June, 2018, 04:41

He was a great storyteller as he collaborated food and travel to tel stories from around the world.

"He was a friend, a collaborator, and family". The afternoon vibrated with life.

"It's a very foodie city, it's pretty damn awesome", he said on his CNN program Parts Unknown.

As the world mourned his passing away, social media was abuzz with debates on mental health.

During the show, Bourdain puts on tefillin by the Western Wall, takes a walking tour of the Old City with famed global chef Yotam Ottolenghi, eats a meal with an American-born settler, chats with members of the first all-Palestinian race auto team in Ramallah, and eats fire-roasted watermelon and other Palestinian foods in Gaza. He advocated for marginalized populations and campaigned for safer working conditions for restaurant staffs.

"He's irreverent, honest, curious, never condescending, never obsequious", the judges said.

He opened up about their relationship while speaking to People magazine in September. Its title: "Don't Eat Before Reading This".

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.

"I am shocked - Anthony was a larger than life personality with so much talent", chef Sandra Lee tells ET.

Mr. Ripert tried to reach Mr. Bourdain on his cellphone, according to hotel staff.

Originally published on 20th May 2000, "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures In The Culinary Underbelly" is one of Anthony Bourdain's best-selling non-fiction books.

Season 11 of "Parts Unknown" premiered last month on CNN.

Argento, 42, asked that her privacy and that of Bourdain's grieving family be respected. The show won a Peabody award in 2013. What do you eat?

New Day co-anchor John Berman also told viewers at the beginning of the special tribute that many at CNN received the news in the early morning hours as Berman said he found out about Bourdain's death at 4:45 a.m. I have a message for those considering suicide as a solution to a temporary problem.

Suicide is a growing problem in the United States, where rates have increased by 25% nationwide over almost two decades ending in 2016.

The CDC reports suicide rates are also on the rise in the Carolinas and Georgia.