Published: Tue, June 12, 2018

Anthony Bourdain dead: French prosecutor confirms ‘no evidence of foul play’

Anthony Bourdain dead: French prosecutor confirms ‘no evidence of foul play’

His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning. "I've heard from many that the past two years they were together were some of his happiest and that should give us all solace".

As president, Barack Obama sat down for some bun cha in Hanoi, Vietnam, with Bourdain in an episode of "Parts Unknown" in 2016. However much we may think we know a public figure, however authentic and truly himself he may seem in front of the camera or on the page, and however much we may love him, we can't ever truly know what's going on in someone else's mind, let alone someone we have never actually met.

Obama's appearance with Bourdain was one of the many ways he sought to reach new audiences through pop culture and media during his presidency.

"I hope you are having a good trip, wherever you are", she concluded the caption. And in each episode, Bourdain brimmed with a curiosity and swagger that left many viewers thinking: I want to go there - with that guy. But no, I'm quite sure I can't.

Now his girlfriend, actress Asia Argento, has paid tribute to the 61 year old by sharing a statement with her Twitter followers. He apparently committed suicide, CNN said.

"Hearing the news, it was pretty heartbreaking", Martinez said about Bourdain's death.

"It is with great respect for the leader, the author, the TV entertainer, the visionary Anthony Bourdain that I express all my condolences to his family and to the anonymous people around the world who he made dream so much", Mr Nasti said.

The suicide of her beloved lover and ally, Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain's suicide underscores the fact that depression is an epidemic, and that you're never too famous to get help for it. I have so many thoughts about him-memories, emotions, and unanswered questions-that right now it's sort of a jumble.

Julian Medina, the owner of eight Mexican restaurants in NY, said he and Bourdain crossed paths a few times at industry events. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. He had written that his love of food began as a youth while on a family vacation in France, when he ate his first oyster.

Bourdain's mother told the New York Post that Ripert told her Bourdain had been in a "dark mood" in the couple of days leading up to his shocking death.

While at Les Halles, he found fame after the publication of "Kitchen Confidential". He is the last person in the world I'd imagine to do something like that'. News of his death shook the people around the world.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline day or night at 1-800-273-8255.

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