This is Us star Mandy Moore also sent out a tweet to her army of followers, calling Bourdain's death "utterly heartbreaking" before sharing the phone number for a suicide prevention hotline. But we were still optimistic when we pressed play, having come to trust Bourdain's clear-eyed and curious approach to the world over years of watching him travel it on both CNN's "Parts Unknown" andhis nine-season Travel Channel show "No Reservations". He often spoke about his struggles with drug use earlier in life, and his rocky path to stardom.
Miami Indulge editor-in-chief Evan Benn took to Twitter to reveal Bourdain's role in sending a boy with leukemia to Spain in conjuncture with Make-A-Wish.
"He was quite a character", President Donald Trump said, describing his death as "very sad" and "very shocking". Many have simply said that they are absolutely "stunned" at the loss of such a brilliant and talented man under such unfortunate circumstances.
Scott Vivian was Bourdain's tour guide for the episode.
Argento and Bourdain were dating for two years prior to the celebrity chef's tragic passing. "He liked the idea that it had a lot of chef-driven restaurants".
In a memo to staff, CNN chief Jeff Zucker called Bourdain "an exceptional talent".
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"At the end of the day, we're all just cooks", said Vivian.
He was also known for The Layover, which ran for three years, and his current show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, which was on the air for the last six years.
"The stories he told about people and places will forever leave an impact on me and the world". French chef Eric Ripert found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room. "Thank you for inspiring us with your true passion and curiosity for food and the culinary world".
Bourdain worked as a chef in NY kitchens for decades.
Taking even a cursory glance around the internet in the wake of Bourdain's sudden death proves that we're far from the only ones who feel this way about how he approached his work.
Bourdain, born in NY in 1956, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978 and first became known for his 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.