Anthony Bourdain Passes Away

Trigger Warning: Please be advised this post discusses suicide.

The “No Reservations” and “Parts Unknown” star has recently taken his life in the bathroom of a hotel in France.

Bourdain grew up in suburban New Jersey where he found his love for food in the fourth grade. He decided to become a chef when he was a teenager at a fried fish spot. He dropped out of Vassar College and went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.

In Bourdain’s past publications there seemed to be a lot of conversations about cocaine and heroin addictions. He battled with drugs for quite some time. Bourdain had felt suicidal after his first marriage ended in 2005, but only recently had gotten better after meeting someone new, an Italian actress named Asia Argento.

The morning of his death Bourdain was supposed to come downstairs and meet with his friend Ripert. Once Ripert realized he was waiting a little too long he went to check on Bourdain; when they called him, he was found hanging in the bathroom using the belt to the bathroom robe.

In a statement, the CNN said:

“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.”

His friends and family were shocked and could not believe the news. His mother Gladys told The Post, “He was an incredible guy. I really can’t talk about him . . . He was brilliant and sharp and funny.”

Anthony Bourdain had touched many lives and had contributed so much to the world of food.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.