Celebrity Chef and host of ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’, Anthony Bourdain, 61, was found dead Friday morning in his hotel room at the Le Chambard luxary hotel in Kaysersberg, a village in the eastern France by his close friend, french celebrity chef, and restaurateur Eric Ripert.
According to CNN, the prosecutor, Christian de Rocquigny du Fayel, says the cause of death was “hanging,” so they don’t think it was foul play.
Bourdain was in France with his “Parts Unknown” television production crew to record an episode. Anthony’s friend express how they feel.
Eric Ripert says, “Anthony was a dear friend, he was an exceptional human being, so inspiring and generous. One of the great storytellers of our time who connected with so many. I wish him peace. My love and prayers are with his family, friends and loved ones.”
Chef Gordon Ramsay said Bourdain “brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food.”
Surprisingly a few celebrity DJs also took the time out to express their thoughts on his death.
reposted: @questlovesfood Just saw the news this morning about Anthony Bourdain’s passing. I have so many thoughts about him—memories, emotions, and unanswered questions—that right now it’s sort of a jumble. I feel so thankful for him to introducing me to a world I never knew, the world of food and especially food around the world. It was through Anthony that I learned about the sushi master Jiro Ono was and that recommendation (seeing the Jiro doc & making a pilgrimage to Tokyo by any means necessary) singlehandedly changed the course of my professional and creative life. Anthony also believed, and talked often, about how all forms of creativity were connected: how chefs and drummers and comedians and actors and directors and painters all drew on the same well of thoughts and emotions. That feeling stuck with me. Watching him take trips to faraway lands to get a taste of heaven (and, just as often, to show how life on earth can be hell for people under the thumb of cruel governments or oppressive poverty) was the equivalent of my many trips to obscure record shops continents away. Lastly I’ll miss our endless banter about the merits (or lack therof) of Yacht Rock. Anthony came on Fallon often, and every time he liked to warn me that his walk-on music better have “some umph to it.” He wanted power and attitude. I’d agree with him, and then I’d play another Billy Joel song, which infuriated him. A few years back, to thank him for writing the foreword to my book, I started the ultimate troll project, though I never got to give it to him. We had an “argument” over Herb Alpert’s “Route 101”: I made the case that the song’s good-feeling/good-time vibe couldn’t be denied, and he made the case that he denied it, and the more heated the argument got the more we laughed. I told him imma make him the mother of smooth-pop playlists and then he would see the light. I’m finishing that playlist, and when I do, I’ll name it after him, just so I can imagine that laugh of his.
At the end of day you never know what goes through people’s minds, what troubles or what not. We all admired @anthonybourdain from a distance watching @partsunknowncnn and much more. I know many if you did too. I would get excited to see where he was this week or what food he would introduce us too, what restaurant or locations we needed to check out. Now you are gone “WHY” I guess the pain was to much & we will never know 💔 📷 by @asiaargento #rip #AnthonyBourdain #food #cnn #partsunknown #travel #world #paris #american
Very sad to hear of the passing of Anthony Bourdain, who joined us multiple times at SXSW. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. It’s hard to believe that we've lost two icons in the worlds of style and food this week. Mental health is important and deserves no stigma. It can be a rough world out there. Look after yourselves. Look after each other. It’s okay to ask for help. Anthony Bourdain at SXSW 2016. Photo by David Tait.
#Repost @shantidas404 … we have a real problem in this country and world. The CDC just issued a report saying that “Nearly 45,000 lives were lost to suicide in 2016 and that Suicide rates went up more than 30% in half of states from 1999 -2016.” What I can tell you is that THIS can happen to anyone, no one is immune to it BUT we have to continue educating ourselves, our families and our communities. It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, tall or short, educated or not. Depression can lead to substance abuse and that can lead one down a very dark path. Let’s support those we love and remember you can’t support yourself or a loved one unless YOU know the facts. Visit @800273talk or @namicommunicate or if in crisis text SILENCE to 741741. 🙏🏾😢🦋 #silencetheshame @silencetheshame @hhpf.co
How to get help:In the US, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The International Association for Suicide Prevention and Befrienders Worldwide also can provide contact information for crisis centers around the world.