Popular celebrity chef, author, and documentarian Anthony Bourdain died on June 8, 2018, and his legacy has not been forgotten over the two years since his death. Fans of Bourdain and his work through the years have shared touching tributes marking the anniversary of his death, and the messages come from all corners of the internet.
Anthony Bourdain's death in 2018 shocked the world. Known for his work on the small screen on shows like No Reservations and Parts Unknown, the host died by suicide during production of a Parts Unknown episode being filmed in France.
In the immediate aftermath of Anthony Bourdain's death in 2018, celebrities ranging from the former President of the United States to chefs who knew Bourdain well shared their own messages of shock and sadness, and Travel Channel found a way to honor him as well. As popular food show host Phil Rosenthal commented, Bourdain was more than just a popular food show host.
Now, two years after his death, fans are hitting social media to celebrate his life.
Despite his status as an expert chef who could seemingly make something delicious out of anything, Anthony Bourdain was more than a food personality as he journeyed all over the world and showcased new people, places, and cultures. Viewers were able to take something away from his shows, even if it wasn't how to make something more than a grilled cheese.
Another person on social media learned some important life lessons from watching Anthony Bourdain, and they didn't mince any words in paying tribute to him two years after his death. For somebody else, a specific quote and a famous photo were enough to honor Bourdain:
President Barack Obama and Anthony Bourdain shared a meal of noodles and beer in Vietnam back in 2016, and the result was a photo that widely circulated (and was posted by Obama himself) in the days following Bourdain's death in 2018. The tweet also honors Bourdain for spreading awareness about racism in the food industry.
Author and food history podcaster Simon Majumdar commented on Anthony Bourdain's legacy while also revealing how Bourdain's death impacted him to the point that he hasn't yet been able to rewatch one of Bourdain's shows. Another person on Twitter may have summed up the prevailing feeling about Anthony Bordain on the two-year anniversary of his death:
Fans of Anthony Bourdain from his TV shows and books weren't the only ones thinking about him on the two-year anniversary. Bourdain's friend Joe Rogan took to Instagram to share a personal story and honor him:
Anthony Bourdain's legacy clearly endures two years following his death, and several of his shows are currently available streaming for viewers to relive the work that meant so much to so many people. Two seasons of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations are streaming on Hulu, and Amazon Prime is home to Anthony Bourdain's A Cook's Tour and Anthony Bourdain Explains Everything.
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