Fellow celebrity chefs and prominent media figures took to social media to share their thoughts and prayers as CNN reported that "Parts Unknown" star Anthony Bourdain, 61, was found dead from an apparent suicide in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France this morning.
A seasoned chef and world traveler, Bourdain explored culinary wonders, celebrated the countries the dishes came from, and later in life joined his girlfriend Asia Argento in being a strong advocate for the #MeToo Movement.
Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food. Remember that help is a phone call away US:1-800-273-TALK UK: 116 123— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) June 8, 2018
I have to say I’m in total shock to hear that the amazing @Bourdain has just died he really broke the mould, pushed the culinary conversation, Rest in peace chef thoughts and love to all his family and close friends xxxxxxxxxxx pic.twitter.com/HB7sV7CeRH— Jamie Oliver (@jamieoliver) June 8, 2018
"Just saw the sad news that Anthony Bourdain has died," wrote Astronaut Scott Kelly. "I watched his show when I was in space. It made me feel more connected to the planet, its people and cultures and made my time there more palatable. He inspired me to see the world up close."
Forever with me Tony. Looking at the spoon tattoo we share fills my heart with so much sadness today, but forever will be a reminder that you believed in me.I am forever indebted to this passionate great man. Truly heartbroken today. #RIPBourdain pic.twitter.com/aYZtP8hr8Q— Ludo Lefebvre (@chefludo) June 8, 2018
"Life is f**king hard and crazy and Tony I love you," wrote co-host Anthony Zimmern. "Everyone should hug some extra people today. My heart is heavy."
Anthony Bourdain's suicide a sobering reminder of how fragile life is and that we never know what's going on inside of another. Suicide is rarely a person acting, but rather being acted upon by the disease of clinical depression. We are all vulnerable. So very sad.— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 8, 2018