“Michael Corleone got it completely wrong man, all business is personal”-Anthony Bourdain.
“There’s certain people that’ll call you up at four o’clock in the morning and say meet me on the corner of Avenue D and 4th Street. Bring a handgun, a stolen car, a tarpaulin, and some duct tape. You don’t ask why, you just go!”-Anthony Bourdain
These quotes aren’t words that are full of meaning and life lessons. It’s just Anthony Bourdain being freaking cool! When I think of my definition of “cool”, I think of Anthony Bourdain. I was addicted to No Reservations for a long time. Parts Unknown was also a huge success. CNN will never be the same.
Seems perfect to share this today. It's a vintage clip of Anthony Bourdain when he stopped by Restaurant Gordon Ramsay over 17 years ago. Sending your family all our love -The Ramsay's xxx https://t.co/dcULITxJwA
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) June 8, 2018
A piece of my heart is truly broken this morning. And the irony, the sad cruel irony is that the last year he’d never been happier. The rest of my heart aches for the 3 amazing women he left behind.
Tony was a symphony. I wish everyone could have seen all of him. A true friend.
— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) June 8, 2018
We’re heartbroken. If you or someone you know needs help, please consider contacting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor right away. https://t.co/o2qtQjp8ne
— Food Network (@FoodNetwork) June 8, 2018
I would really like to say that I was in shock when I heard the news about my dude Anthony Bourdain but I wasn’t. First of all there’s the whole “celebrity deaths come in three’s” thing and secondly, considering the lifestyle that he lived , I’m sure he had some serious scars. I love food and everything about it. Cooking is very ritualistic and therapeutic. Anthony Bourdain was the guy that could easily convince me to get up and cook some fancy meal like brazed duck and new potatoes like I could actually do it. It’s ridiculous because I can’t but cook a 5 star meal but on his first big TV show success No Reservations, he had the ability to make me think I could! He made it look so easy.
Anthony tweeted twice on June 3rd, after that there was no activity on his account whatsoever. Then comes the bad news. These were his last two tweets…
Television production is a tough business. Prior preparation prevents piss poor performance . On location with director @AsiaArgento and DP @dukefeng52 Chris Doyle in Hong Kong TONIGHT @PartsUnknownCNN pic.twitter.com/0od1mtOmsv
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) June 3, 2018
— Parts Unknown (@PartsUnknownCNN) June 4, 2018
Anthony Bourdain was an eccentric, educated, well spoken, bad boy. He has so may sides to him that he is round. I am the same way, just not near as cool and Anthony Bourdain. He was 61 years old.
Anthony Bourdain was all original. He lived his life and didn’t really care what anyone had to say about it. Even though this one wasn’t shocking to me, it cut deep. So pour one out for Anthony Bourdain tonight! Cheers!
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