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Anthony Bourdain
Bourdain on May 23, 2014
Born Anthony Michael Bourdain
(1956-06-25)June 25, 1956
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died June 8, 2018(2018-06-08) (aged 61)
Kaysersberg-Vignoble, Haut-Rhin, France
Cooking style French; eclectic
Education Vassar College
The Culinary Institute of America
Nancy Putkoski
(m. 1985; div. 2005)

Ottavia Busia
(m. 2007; div. 2016)

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


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.

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.


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

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