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Anthony Bourdain
Bourdain on May 23, 2014
BornAnthony Michael Bourdain
June 25, 1956(1956-06-25)
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedJune 8, 2018(2018-06-08) (aged 61)
Kaysersberg-Vignoble, Haut-Rhin, France
Cooking styleFrench; eclectic
EducationVassar College
The Culinary Institute of America
SpouseNancy Putkoski (m. 1985–2005) «start: (1985)–end+1: (2006)»"Marriage: Nancy Putkoski to Anthony Bourdain" Location: (linkback:
Ottavia Busia (m. 2007–2016) «start: (2007)–end+1: (2017)»"Marriage: Ottavia Busia to Anthony Bourdain" Location: (linkback:

Anthony Michael Bourdain (June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018)[1] was an American celebrity chef, author, and television personality, known as one of the most influential chefs in the world.[2][3]


Bourdain first became known for his 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. His first food and world-travel television series was A Cook's Tour, which ran for 35 episodes on the Food Network from 2002 through 2003.[4]

In 2005, Bourdain began hosting the Travel Channel's culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005–2012) and The Layover (2011–2013). In 2013, he switched to CNN to host Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.[5][6]


On June 8, 2018, Bourdain was found dead of an apparent suicide in his hotel room in Kaysersberg-Vignoble, Haut-Rhin, France.[7] He was working on an episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown in Strasbourg, France.[8] He was 61 years old.[9] At the time of his death, he was in a relationship with actress Asia Argento.[10]


  1. "Anthony Bourdain Bio, Wiki, Net Worth, Married, Wife, Death, Funeral" (in en-US). Bio Wikis. 2018-06-08. Retrieved 2018-06-08. 
  2. "The Top 5 Most Influential Chefs in the World". 
  3. Vidyarthi, Kavya. "Top 10 Best Chefs in the World Today". Listovative. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  4. Hunt, Kristin. "THE 10 BEST TV CHEFS, RANKED BY THEIR SHOWS AND THEIR RESTAURANTS". Thrillist. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  5. Leonhardt, Justine. "5 of the Most Influential Chefs in the World". The Richest. 
  6. Kent, Clara. "4 of the Most Influential Chefs in the World". Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  7. (in fr-FR) Le chef américain Anthony Bourdain est décédé, selon son employeur CNN. Retrieved June 8, 2018. 
  8. Brian Stelter (June 8, 2018). "CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61". CNN. 
  9. Haag, Matthew (June 8, 2018). "Anthony Bourdain, Chef, Travel Host and Author, Is Dead at 61". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331 . 
  10. "Asia Argento Says Anthony Bourdain’s Suicide 'Obsession' Is 'Heart Wrenching:' 'I Never Knew'" (in en). Retrieved 2018-07-18. 

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