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Fans Pay Tribute to Anthony Bourdain 2 Years after His Tragic Death

Olowokandi Fiyin
Jun 10, 2020
11:20 P.M.

Two years after iconic chef Anthony Bourdain passed away at the age of 61, his beloved fans took to social media to fondly remember him.

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It has been two years since the world said goodbye to famous chef Anthony Bourdain and his fans miss him more than ever before.

Late Anthony Bourdain speaks on stage during the Close to the Bone Tour at Auditorium Theatre on July 30, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. | Photo: Getty Images

Late Anthony Bourdain speaks on stage during the Close to the Bone Tour at Auditorium Theatre on July 30, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. | Photo: Getty Images

As reported by Today, fans of the “Parts Unknown” host took to social media to remember his legacy of urging viewers to explore a world different from theirs through food.

Anthony Bourdain broke into the spotlight as an exceptional chef after cementing his position as the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles.

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Standup comic Dan LaMorte shared a photo of the chef alongside a quote of his which spoke about activism and walking in people’s shoes.

He revealed that Bourdain was one of the very few people who inspired him and praised his “passion for the stories of the underrepresented.”

Another user expressed her desire to have Bourdain around at this time to address the current issues plaguing the world, especially the nationwide protests about George Floyd’s murder.

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This die-hard fan urged people who didn’t know about Anthony to find his work and study them as “it will restore your faith in humanity.” Several others joined in the heartfelt tributes expressing how much they missed the late chef.

Along with the numerous tributes, US Magazine notes that a clip of Bourdain visiting a Waffle House outpost went viral on social media, as a way to remember his legacy. In the clip, late Antony was seen excitedly describing Waffle House delicacies.

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Bourdain passed away after taking his life at the age of 61 in June 2018. He was found dead at the Le Chambard hotel in Keyersberg, France by his colleague and friend Eric Ripert.

At the time, the duo was there to film an episode of his show, “Parts Unknown.” The author had no drugs in his system at the time of his death even though he had been previously open about his struggle with substances.

Biography recalls that Anthony Bourdain broke into the spotlight as an exceptional chef after cementing his position as the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles.

He was also a prolific author with several books to his name including his bestseller, “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.” Anthony was survived by his daughter and his two ex-wives.

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