Anthony Bourdain was pronounced dead in Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France on June 8, 2018 after he took his own life.
Bourdain was 61, but what an amazing six decades it was for the gifted storyteller and culinary master.
“…The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” -Anthony Bourdain
During his storied TV career, the chef chronicled the Italian experience through his travels from Sicily and Rome, to NYC’s Mulberry Street.
And this past week, Bourdain Day was celebrated on June 25, the chef’s birthday, to pay homage:
"If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food. It's a plus for everybody." – 𝘼𝙣𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙣𝙮 𝘽𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙙𝙖𝙞𝙣#BourdainDay pic.twitter.com/hT8yUX1SGc
— WGBH (@wgbh) June 25, 2020
#BourdainDay "I don't have to agree with you to like you or respect you."
HBD Uncle Tony. We miss you dearly. pic.twitter.com/XJQqelDsVs
— -James 🙈🙉🙊- (@B1indHermit) June 25, 2020
Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, “Parts Unknown” at the time of his death.