What Really Happened to Anthony Bourdain?
Bourdain committed suicide while filming an episode of CNN’s “Parts Unknown” in France on June 8, 2018.
Anthony Bourdain has been referred to as the “original rock star” of the culinary world for exposing the seedy underbelly of the restaurant industry to dining with President Obama in Vietnam.
In contrast to other celebrity chefs, his appeal went far beyond the delicious dishes he prepared and ate. As a result, the death of Anthony Bourdain was even more tragic.
When Anthony Bourdain was found dead at the Le Chambard Hotel in Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France on June 8, 2018, it appeared to be suicide.
During the production of an episode of Bourdain’s travel show Parts Unknown, Éric Ripert discovered Bourdain’s body. When Bourdain skipped dinner and breakfast the night before, Ripert got concerned.
America’s most popular travel guide was already gone by the time that Ripert spotted Bourdain in his hotel room.
According to autopsy results, Anthony Bourdain killed himself by hanging himself with a belt from his hotel bathrobe. He was in his sixties.
It wasn’t always smooth sailing for Bourdain. He acquired a heroin addiction and other issues while working in restaurants in his early years, which he later said should have killed him when he was just 20 years old.
In spite of his recovery from heroin addiction, Bourdain’s mental health issues persisted throughout his entire life.