Anthony Bourdain, Chef And TV Personality, Dead At 61

Actor Asia Argento has mourned the death of her boyfriend Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and food critic who committed suicide in a hotel in France.

The Bun Cha Huong Lien restaurant in the Vietnamese capital's leafy Old Quarter soared to fame after the 2016 sit-down between Obama and Bourdain for the latter's CNN show. I didn't talk to him this week but all I know was he was so happy last week.

"There is no element that makes us suspect that someone came into the room at any moment", he told the Associated Press. "I'm on the road about 250 days a year and I stay in a lot of attractive places and look out the window at a lot of handsome views, but I am usually alone", he said.

The culinary icon was found dead on Friday in his hotel room in France, aged 61. "Among people ages 15 to 34, suicide is the second-leading cause of death".


Ripert, Bourdain and the crew of the CNN show had travelled early last week to the medieval village of Kayserberg in northeastern France to film an episode on german shepherd food.

"The high rate that remains for veterans is particularly alarming", said Elnahal, a top administrator at the federal Veterans Administration under former President Barack Obama, noting that the state must do more to work with federal and other partners to "improve these tragic rates".

Bourdain said his state of mind improved when he met a woman in London soon after.

If you are anxious about your or someone else's mental health, the best place to get help is your GP or local mental health provider. I don't think he ever had no opinion on something. "He seemed to enjoy himself sitting on a low plastic stool eating noodles and pork bits with chopsticks".


Bourdain's death by suicide shocked viewers around the world. The wildly popular chef and television star died just days ago.

The popular chef, who took his life on Friday, sparked concern when he didn't come down from his hotel room for dinner with friend and French chef, Eric Ripert.

His walk of fame began in 2000 with the publication of "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly". "Cannabis, methaqualone, cocaine, LSD, psilocybin mushrooms soaked in honey and used to sweeten tea, secobarbital, tuinal, amphetamine, codeine and, increasingly, heroin, which we'd send a Spanish-speaking busboy over to Alphabet City to get", he wrote, referring to his time cooking in a New York City restaurant in the 1980s. The best-seller was hailed by critics for its witty, energetically written look behind-the-scenes of the restaurant industry. His first TV show "A Cook's Tour" ran from 2002 to 2003 on the Food Channel.

Anthony Bourdain had reportedly kept a brutal work schedule filming Parts Unknown in the months before his death and was "absolutely exhausted", a source told People.


Two days before Bourdain's death, Parts Unknown camera operator and cinematographer Todd Liebler posted on Instagram a picture of him and colleagues biking with Bourdain on a road in Colmar.

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