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Anthony Bourdain dead: French prosecutor confirms ‘no evidence of foul play’

11 June 2018
Anthony Bourdain dead: French prosecutor confirms ‘no evidence of foul play’

He didn't deny it. I might have deluded myself into thinking that I'd be happy in a hammock or gardening.

Stelter aired photos of some of the tributes to Bourdain at CNN headquarters in Atlanta and NY. "I want to try everything once".

Fans of Anthony Bourdain have been joined by former United States president Barack Obama and UK celebrity chefs in mourning his loss. For him, food, though a huge pleasure, was more importantly a storytelling tool, and a passport to the world at large. The book expanded on a 1999 New Yorker article that he had sent to The New Yorker about the underbelly of the restaurant world and its deceptions. "When I saw it, I realised that here's a man who speaks his mind", he says.

"Yes, I have been very blessed to have crossed paths with you in this attractive life".

Anthony Bourdain opened up about his battle with depression during an episode of his travel show Parts Unknown, saying how he can sink into a spiral which "lasts for days".

The prosecutor of Colmar in France's Alsace region has confirmed that Anthony Bourdain hanged himself in the bathroom of his hotel room in France.

"Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did", Argento said.

The chef and television host was found dead in France on Friday morning.

(Can you see a theme developing?) While many would turn their noses up at these foods, Bourdain loved them, not remotely concerned about what the hell they were made of.

In recent months, Bourdain had emerged as an ally for the #MeToo movement, as his girlfriend Argento came forward to accuse disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of rape.

The 42-year-old actor said she is "beyond devastated" after the death of "my love, my rock, my protector".

Also waiting, just down the road, was Bourdain's camera crew. "Parts Unknown" was preceded by "No Reservations", on the Travel Channel. "Everything I love about food".

Anthony Bourdain, Chef And TV Personality, Dead At 61

There was, of course, a more lighthearted side to his travels, including some wild and freaky eating experiences.

Bourdain's culinary passions went far beyond the cuisine he put on a plate.

He graduated from the Dwight Englewood school in in 1973 and then graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978, moving onto several New York City restaurants. Years of hard work in kitchens around Manhattan, and as executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles, finally paid off.

In 2016, Bourdain spoke with CBS News' Anthony Mason.

CNN said in a statement shortly after his death that Anthony had passed away, and his talents as a chef were remarkable. "The Story of Food Waste" at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in NY.

"It was an honour to receive chef Bourdain". Many earned his unfettered scorn. They were very down to earth no fuss. He called Sandra Lee "pure evil", and worse.

"He knew the kitchen", the waiter recalled.

"Tony's feijoada was incredible".

Eric and La Chambard hotel staff went to his room and unlocked the door to find the chef "unresponsive", as CNN reported. He acknowledged that he had contributed to the restaurant industry's "meathead culture" and promoted the stories of Argento and other women.

Countless more wrote of their shock and sadness.

The table and chairs used by the late chef Anthony Bourdain and former USA president Barack Obama are preserved in a glass box at the Bun Cha Huong Lien restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam.

According to the Times, Ripert told Bourdain's mother, Gladys, that her son had been "in a dark mood these last couples of days". "Money beyond his wildest dreams", she continued.