Anthony Bourdain, Dead at 61, Championed Culinary and Cultural Arts

Gifted storyteller Anthony Bourdain showed us some of the finest aspects of Italian cuisine and culture.

Anthony Bourdain, the world-renowned chef and gifted storyteller, was pronounced dead in France Friday morning after reportedly committing suicide.

Bourdain was 61.

“…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.

Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, “Parts Unknown” at the time of his death.

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