Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has died at age 61. Multiple news sources report that Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in France. He was in France filming his latest culinary series.
Bourdain was much more than a chef. He was also a storyteller, an explorer and a friend to many across the globe. It seems Bourdain left a lasting impression on everyone he met, even those he only met once, including several locals.
Bourdain filmed his “Parts Unknown” show in Nashville back in 2016 where he showcased Jack White’s Third Man Records artists.
Third Man Records posted a reaction on Facebook.
“Our short time in the company of Anthony and his team in Nashville was one of the most exciting, joyous, and stimulating weeks we’ve had here at Third Man.
He immediately went straight to the heart of everything with incredibly insightful questions and a predisposed need to understand the how and why of everything around him.
An intellectual, raconteur, kind soul, who was as real as they come… Anthony and his crew worked harder than anything we’ve come across and they did it with grace, happiness and kindness, daily.
We’ll miss you, sir. Our love to your family, friends, and crew.”
Third Man Recrods artist Margo Price who appeared on the “Parts Unknown” episode also shared her thoughts on Facebook.
“It’s hard to find the words right now… This is a heartbreaking loss for the entire world. I will always be grateful for the support and kindness Anthony showed to us. He was such a good man who always stood up for what he believed in. I admired him greatly.”
Local celebrity chef, Maneet Chauhan shared on Facebook how Bourdain inspired.
“You sir showed the world that Chef’s are a cool and a bad ass group of professionals….. you sir made ethnic food trendy…. you sir inspired us to travel and explore…. you sir taught us how to connect… you sir showed us we are all one with conversations over food…. 💔 doesn’t even cover what I feel…. RIP Anthony Bourdain”