Anthony Bourdain dead at 61!

I just received this shit news less than two hours ago. I am speechless because I had the pleasure to meet Anthony on a few occasions on his “No Reservations” before he later went on to work with CNN. Most notably his Lisbon/ Ericeira trip. He was a character, a real New York “bad boy” chef with countless of anecdotes to tell. A charismatic and bold personality – who also took up the fight against sexual discrimination in the restaurant sector.

 

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However, he fought his own devils within, and dealt with severe substance abuse throughout his whole life and maybe this suicide in a hotel on location in Strasbourg, France had something to do with it? I do not know, but it is sad and devastating news, and it all seems very gloomy. Never in a million years would I have had seen this coming given his adventurous, daring and forceful spirit.

 

I am not going to judge him for his action. It was his life!

 

In conclusion, I would like remember him as a great chef and entertainer.  I love his programs and had the opportunity to pay most of his destinations a visit as well. He was authentic, honest and delivered the content in a realistic way with his spellbinding voice.

 

 

 

 

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