The culinary world was rocked today by news of Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide, he was 61.
The celebrity chef was found unresponsive in a hotel room in France with on Friday morning by his friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert. CNN broke the news first with the following statement:
“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. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”
It wasn’t long before tributes begun to pour in from those in the culinary world, and other celebrities touched by Anthony Bourdain’s personable and endearing approach to food and travel.
Fellow celebrity chef was one of the first to pay his respects, while also shining some light on the help available for those suffering with mental health issues:
Former President Barack Obama also shared a heartwarming tribute:
Chrissy Teigen sent the following message on Twitter:
It wasn’t long before fellow celebrity chef Jamie Olive paid his respects:
Actress and singer Mandy Moore was also heartbroken by the news:
Lena Dunham posted the following message:
Actress Drew Barrymore paid her respects with a sweet photo of Anthony Bourdain and his girlfriend Asia Argento:
The Italian actress and Bourdain began dating in 2016 after working together on the Rome episode of his show “Parts Unknown”. She released the following statement following his sudden passing:
“Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspires so many, and his generosity knew no bounds,” Argento, 42, tweeted on Friday, June 8.
He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine.”