Anthony Bourdain Dies at 61
CELEBRITY chef Anthony Bourdain, who became one of the world’s most famous culinary experts through his books and TV shows, has died aged 61.
The outspoken chef was reportedly found unresponsive by close friend and French chef Eric Ripert in a hotel in France. He was working on an upcoming episode of his show.
Just four months ago Bourdain eerily spoke about death in an interview with People magazine.
“I’m going to pretty much die in the saddle,” he told the magazine in February while filming his show Parts Unknown.
Bourdain said he spent about 250 days a year on the road — but wasn’t planning on retiring from his globetrotting life any time soon.
But despite his busy schedule, Bourdain always made sure to carve out five days a month to spend time with his 11-year-old daughter Ariane, who lives with his ex-wife Ottavia Busia in Manhattan.
Bourdain was born in New York City in 1956 and often spoke of how family vacations in France when he was a boy sparked his love of food.
He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978 and went on to become one of the world’s most famous chefs.
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