Chefs all over the world mourn the death of Anthony Bourdain
Friends and colleagues from the food industry took to Instagram and twitter the pain and sadness they felt for the untimely departure of Anthony Bourdain, world renowned chef, writer and TV personality.
He was found dead in his hotel room in France. He took his own life at the age of 61.
May it be chefs or celebrity chefs, it is certain that Anthony has touched so many lives in the industry he thrives in.
Some are at a loss for words. “A monumental loss; don’t know where to start. Speechless,” Graham Elliot wrote.
“A monumental loss; don’t know where to start. Speechless” said Michael Symons.
“I cannot even fathom how great a loss,” Jeffrey Stoneberger posted.
There are those who chose to celebrate the fond memories they have and shared with the late chef.
“I will remember him as a kind man who wanted to help bring others into the light. A young chef, a struggling business, a food hawker, a musician, an activist or even a homeless person — Tony’s broad vision included them all,” said chef Edward Lee.
Chef Ludovic Lefebvre, for his part, posted a picture of his tattoo with this caption: “With me Tony. Looking at the spoon tattoo we share fills my heart with so much sadness today, but forever will be a reminder that you believed in me, where I came from, and you wanted the world to know me. You told me I was the last of my kind, but you truly are the last of kind and touched me and my family so deeply. I am forever indebted to this passionate great man. Truly heartbroken today. The world is a better place for you being in it.”
“You shaped the way we see food, how I travel, blessed to have worked with you and known you and sorry you had to eat my miso butterscotch scallops R.I.P homie” Former Master Chef contestant, Dale Talde posted.
Famous celebrity chefs also expressed their condolences.
Chef Gordon Ramsay tweeted reminding also his followers that help is available.
“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,” Ramsay said.
“I have to say I’m in total shock to hear that the amazing @Bourdain has just died he really broke the mould, pushed the culinary conversation, Rest in peace chef thoughts and love to all his family and close friends.” Said Jamie Oliver.
While Tom Colicchio kept it short and heartfelt. “RIP doubtful. Tony’s restless spirit will roam the earth in search of justice, truth and a great bowl of noodles. @Bourdain” he wrote.