Bourdain was in France working on his award-winning CNN series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Sources at the restaurant tell us Bourdain was extremely friendly with the staff, telling jokes and smiling the whole time. "What do you like to cook?"
"'Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer, '" former president Barack Obama tweeted. He went on to work as a chef at several high-profile restaurants in NY and Washington before launching a TV career. "I launched an inquiry to determine the precise cause of the death of M. Bourdain".
CNN also plans to air Bourdain's favorite episodes of Parts Unknown on Saturday night.
Najmi hooked up with Bourdain for the episode through mutual friend, Queens born rapper Himanshu Suri, shortly after a community rally he was holding in Jackson Heights, a vibrant community dominated by immigrants from all over the world.
In the same Paris Review piece, Newnam recalled Bourdain's response to a tripe-phobic listener who asked if it was okay if she informed her host she's rather poke her eye out than eat whatever trendy offal was on their menu. "He lived food. He thought we obsessed about food too much", Berman said. "I pray he is at peace from the bottom of my heart/ My love & prayers are also w his family, friends and loved ones".
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Bourdain had been candid about his past struggles with drug addiction, which he detailed in a no holds barred manner in Kitchen Confidential.
The late entertainer leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter, Ariane, who he shares with ex-wife Ottavia Busia.
While it is not known exactly what drove Bourdain to suicide, some have pointed to his addiction to narcotics - particularly heroin - in his early days, while others have said he was tortured by the manner in which his current girlfriend Asia Argento was treated by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Responding to a photo of this installation, Bourdain had remarked: "Not sure how I feel about this". "His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds".
"I knew a lot of women, it turned out, who had stories about their experience, about people I knew", he said. "He was my love, my rock, my protector", she said on Twitter. The manner of death has been classified as a suicide. "Thank you for inspiring us with your true passion and curiosity for food and the culinary world".