Anthony Bourdain

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Anthony Bourdain
Bourdain on May 23, 2014
Anthony Michael Bourdain

(1956-06-25)June 25, 1956
DiedJune 8, 2018(2018-06-08) (aged 61)
EducationVassar College
The Culinary Institute of America
Known forA Cook's Tour
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
The Layover
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Nancy Putkoski
(m. 1985; div. 2005)

Ottavia Busia
(m. 2007; div. 2016)
Culinary career
Cooking styleFrench; eclectic
Award(s) won
  • James Beard Foundation Award for Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America (2008)
    Honorary Clio Award (2012)
    Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Culinary Program (2014)
    James Beard Award for Television Program, On Location (2013, 2014, 2015)
    Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series Or Special (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
    PGA Producer of the Year Award in Non-Fiction Television (2014)
    Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host (2016)

Anthony Michael Bourdain (June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018)[1] was an American celebrity chef, author, and television personality, known as one of the most influential chefs in the world.[2][3]

Career[change | change source]

Bourdain first became known for his 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. His first food and world-travel television series was A Cook's Tour, which ran for 35 episodes on the Food Network from 2002 through 2003.[4]

In 2005, Bourdain began hosting the Travel Channel's culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005–2012) and The Layover (2011–2013). In 2013, he switched to CNN to host Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.[5][6]

Death[change | change source]

On June 8, 2018, Bourdain was found dead of an apparent suicide by hanging in his hotel room in Kaysersberg-Vignoble, Haut-Rhin, France.[7] He was working on an episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown in Strasbourg, France.[8] He was 61 years old.[9] At the time of his death, he was in a relationship with actress Asia Argento.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Anthony Bourdain Bio, Wiki, Net Worth, Married, Wife, Death, Funeral". Bio Wikis. 2018-06-08. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  2. "The Top 5 Most Influential Chefs in the World". Tasty Craze.
  3. Vidyarthi, Kavya. "Top 10 Best Chefs in the World Today". Listovative. Listovative. Archived from the original on December 9, 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  4. Hunt, Kristin. "THE 10 BEST TV CHEFS, RANKED BY THEIR SHOWS AND THEIR RESTAURANTS". Thrillist. Thrillist. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  5. Leonhardt, Justine. "5 of the Most Influential Chefs in the World". The Richest. The Richest. Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  6. Kent, Clara. "4 of the Most Influential Chefs in the World". One Page Review. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  7. "Le chef américain Anthony Bourdain est décédé, selon son employeur CNN" (in French). Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  8. Brian Stelter (June 8, 2018). "CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61". CNN.
  9. Haag, Matthew (June 8, 2018). "Anthony Bourdain, Chef, Travel Host and Author, Is Dead at 61". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331.
  10. "Asia Argento Says Anthony Bourdain's Suicide 'Obsession' Is 'Heart Wrenching:' 'I Never Knew'". Retrieved 2018-07-18.

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