(KGTV) - The death of chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain has shocked the world and spurred reaction from friends and fellow members of the culinary community on social media.
— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain, the chef and gifted storyteller who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died. He was 61. https://t.co/eqFL2anGf4 pic.twitter.com/vUvIZ0QIVg
— CNN (@CNN) June 8, 2018
A piece of my heart is truly broken this morning. And the irony, the sad cruel irony is that the last year he’d never been happier. The rest of my heart aches for the 3 amazing women he left behind.
Tony was a symphony. I wish everyone could have seen all of him. A true friend.
— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) June 8, 2018
— Travel Channel (@travelchannel) June 8, 2018
Im so angry this morning. Life is fucking hard and crazy and Tony I love you. Im wearing your boots that I never wore because they were yours, and going to work. Everyone should hug some extra people today. My heart is heavy. https://t.co/2lFmz1UvWK pic.twitter.com/62Qcjwo33f
— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) June 8, 2018
Heartbroken to hear about Tony Bourdain’s death. Unbearable for his family and girlfriend. Am going off twitter for a while
— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) June 8, 2018
I...don’t...believe it. I don’t and I won’t.
— Alton Brown (@altonbrown) June 8, 2018
Damn it, Tony.
I’ll always love you, pal.
Always be grateful.
Never gonna stop wondering why, though.
My heart is with you, wherever you are. Sending strength to your daughter.
Thank you, thank you - a thousand thousand thank you’s for everything.@Bourdain
— Adam Richman (@AdamRichman) June 8, 2018
Maya and I are so sad to hear the news of our dear friend today. You will be missed terribly. If you or anyone you know needs help, please don't wait to reach out.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
— Marcus Samuelsson (@MarcusCooks) June 8, 2018
Anthony. One of my idols. Unapologetic, passionate and one of the best storytellers on the planet. Thank you for making food so exciting. And always standing up for everything right. Horrible. Why why why. Be at peace now :(
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 8, 2018
“Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.” This is how I’ll remember Tony. He taught us about food — but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We’ll miss him. pic.twitter.com/orEXIaEMZM
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 8, 2018
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
An empty chair at Barney Greengrass with Anthony Bourdain's regular breakfast order: Nova Scotia Lox and egg scramble. Staff say his humble humor is greatly missed at the deli counter. @NY1 pic.twitter.com/MLvhiOWgRZ
— Van Tieu (@Van_Tieu) June 8, 2018
His swagger, his prose, his grit. Tony didn’t give a fuck the way most of us wish we could. That’s what made him special. Right now He, Bukowski, Hemingway and Wilde are splitting a bottle of scotch, swapping war stories, prepared to drink each other under the table, with verve. pic.twitter.com/8aLrv2MjSf
— Tyler Florence (@TylerFlorence) June 8, 2018
Years ago, I went to Brasserie Les Halles because I wanted to be close to Anthony Bourdain in some way. He brought joy to food and highlighted the cultures he explored, and he made me want to experience travel in the most authentic ways. RIP pic.twitter.com/1l5RzbLQ4V
— MaryAnn Barone (@maryannbarone) June 8, 2018
Anthony I am so mad at you. You were so loved, the world is not better without you. I have a message for those considering suicide as a solution to a temporary problem. Please call a hotline. Please reach out. Asia needed you, Anthony. We needed you. Please come back. pic.twitter.com/kqOEdJ80h9
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 8, 2018
I can’t really put together the words right now. But disbelief and sorrow are a few... pic.twitter.com/TFcnca3vkN
— RichardBlais (@RichardBlais) June 8, 2018
To be so lucky to have gotten to spend time &… https://t.co/FfxOiaBBAu
— Brian Malarkey (@BrianMalarkey) June 8, 2018
Tony Bourdain made the world a smarter, better place, and nobody will forget him—especially not the people who wish they could. My heart goes out to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/xcWiI2b97C
— Ted Allen (@TheTedAllen) June 8, 2018
Just saw the sad news that Anthony Bourdain has died. 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. #RIPAnthonyBourdain pic.twitter.com/Cb6IfmzylN
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) June 8, 2018
I’m shocked and extremely saddened by the tragic loss of such an inspiring man. Tony was a great soul, a mentor, a friend, a father, and an incredible chef.
— Emeril Lagasse (@Emeril) June 8, 2018
President Trump says Anthony Bourdain's death is "very sad." pic.twitter.com/XQjK3Aku3S
— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) June 8, 2018
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