To the world's best storyteller, to the man who brought people to the other side of the world and drenched them in culture in an hour flat. Thank you for your unapologetic and fearless nature. You will be missed.
On Friday, Anthony Bourdain was found dead of an apparent suicide in his hotel room. He was 61.
Anthony Michael Bourdain was an American celebrity chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition.
Bourdain's girlfriend, Italian actress Asia Argento, said in another statement, "Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine," Argento tweeted Friday.
"I've eaten a lot of bad food, I've eaten a lot of putrefied food," Bourdain said. "It's when no one cares at all, that's soul-destroying. I mean, maybe I take it too seriously, but I will literally -- a really carelessly made burger by a cynical, large company, the contempt implicit in that transaction can really send me into a spiral of depression that will last for days."
Pray for someone today. Tell someone you love them today. Tell someone you’re thinking about them today. Be kind. Life is too short.