"His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much".
Anthony Bourdain has died at age 61. His friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert found him unresponsive in his room. News of his death, coupled with CNN's report attributing it to suicide, has been met with shock and sadness. Ramsay wrote that Bourdain "brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures". To make us a little less afraid of the unknown.More news: Thiem ends Cecchinato fairytale to reach French Open final
Bourdain was born in New York City but grew up in Leonia and graduated from Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood in 1973.
Food writer Ali Rosen, who hosted Bourdain on her show, "Potluck", told InsideEdition.com he changed the way Americans viewed food.
He graduated from the renowned school Culinary Institute of America in 1978 and began running kitchens in his early adult years.More news: Muhammad Ali: President Trump mulls draft dodging pardon
Bourdain was known as a "rockstar" of the culinary scene, as much to do with his time as the executive chef of Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan as his exploration of the underbelly of the food world. "CNN just announced this moments ago", giving CNN credit for taking "a chance on him to host a show on a news channel, and it was wildly successful".
Anthony was married twice, firstly to his high school girlfriend, Nancy Putkoski back in 1985, with the pair divorcing in 2005, and for a second time to Ottavia Busia. They separated in 2016.
It came three days after fashion designer Kate Spade died of apparent suicide in her Park Avenue apartment in NY.More news: Record US exports shrink April trade gap as China imports fall