Friday, June 8, 2018

A look back at the renegade Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain, an iconoclastic chef and author who gained wide popularity despite his unhidden bouts with heroin, cocaine, and alcohol, and his biting comments about others in the public eye, has died at the tender age of 61.

Bourdain, whose book "Kitchen Confidential" helped rocket him to fame, is reported today as having hanged himself in a hotel in the French region of Alsace while in that country to film episodes of his hit CNN series, "Parts Unknown."

In a story published today on Bourdain's life and death, The New York Times wrote: "Mr. Bourdain never stopped marveling at the unlikeliness of his own success. 'I should’ve died in my 20s. I became successful in my 40s. I became a dad in my 50s,' he said in a 2016 interview. 'I feel like I’ve stolen a car -- a really nice car -- and I keep looking in the rearview mirror for flashing lights'.”

Click here for that story.

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