Girlfriend Asia Argento remembers Anthony Bourdain's 'brilliant, fearless spirit' and other tributes


The 61-year-old Bourdain was the latest in the line of several celebrities who have committed suicide due to mental issues. "Maybe that I grew up a little", he told the magazine.

"Oh my God @Bourdain has taken his life".

Scott Vivian was Bourdain's tour guide for the episode. The TV host had an immediate answer (Spain) but later contacted Benn privately to help facilitate the food part of a Spanish trip.

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. After its success, he ventured into television and helmed shows on the Food Network, the Travel Channel, and CNN.

Footage included in the episode shows the motorbike roll once over Bourdain, before he scampered to safety as the machine tumbled away. "So why did Jesus cross the road?", replied Bourdain. The joke was, of course, too inappropriate to be used on air. Bourdain consistently gave the floor to people who lived, breathed, and cooked the culture in order to understand it better.

Bourdain and Argento were last photographed together in a black and white image she posted to her Instagram account on May 27. "You have disrespected your host, okay?"

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And one of Asia's closest friend's, Olivia Munn, said she was "broken" for her friend.

Bourdain first found fame with an irreverent 2000 memoir, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, which recalled his life as a New York City cook. "I mean, you never know what goes on in anybody's head, you never really know what goes on in anybody's heart", Cooper said. "'Write this down: I'm a fuckin' feminist'".

British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay took to his Twitter handle and wrote, "Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain". In 2012, while writing for David Simon's HBO show Treme, Bourdain wrote Lagasse a scene in which Emeril, playing himself, explains the burden that comes with culinary success.

Just over the weekend, Bourdain shared a short video on Twitter in which he toasts with someone behind the camera, while shooting on location in Hong Kong.

"What can I tell you about what it's like to sit across from the President of the United States and drink beer from the bottle?" "I would have had a different answer a few years ago".