Celebrities react to the 'heartbreaking' death of Anthony Bourdain

By Meaghan Wray

World-renowned celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has died of an apparent suicide at age 61. Known for his exquisite taste in food and love for culture, Anthony made a name for himself as one of the best storytellers around, a talent he showcased on his hit series Parts Unknown. The show's network CNN was first to report the tragic news, stating that the award-winning host was filming the series in France at the time of his death.

Anthony was not without a long roster of celebrity pals – from Chrissy Teigen to Mandy Moore to fellow chef Gordon Ramsay, who took to Twitter to share:"He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food."

The author's girlfriend, Asia Argento, shared a heartfelt message following the death of her boyfriend. "Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine." The two first met back in 2016 while filming an episode of Parts Unknown in Rome. "I want to spend as much time with [Asia] as I can," Anthony gushed to People earlier this year.

Here, celebrity fans and friends pay tribute to the late chef and television personality.

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