French Authorities Release Statement On Anthony Bourdain's Passing


Jason Wang, CEO of Xi'an Famous Foods in NY, planned to donate profits at all its locations on Friday to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. "Please reach out for help", she wrote.

The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade highlight a troubling trend - rising suicides among middle-aged Americans.

Julio Peterson said he would see Bourdain around the neighborhood.

Wang says Bourdain, who he affectionately calls "Tony", visited the basement restaurant for an episode of the Travel Channel's "No Reservations". And in each episode, Bourdain brimmed with a curiosity and swagger that left many viewers thinking: I want to go there - with that guy. His father prepared off-the-menu dishes for Bourdain, hoping to impress him - and it worked.

Bourdain also used food and travel "as a force for understanding", Tucker said, including the ugly side of social injustice.

In a Facebook post, Wang said Bourdain's impact on his family's Chinese street food business was immeasurable.

To the media and to the random commenter, Anthony would never have wanted Asia to be hurt, I'd like to think he would want us to have the collective conversation that needs to be had about depression. "And he simply replied, 'I'm just calling out good food like it is, that's all, '" Wang wrote.

Black, and many others, added reflections on the cause of Bourdain's death, suicide.

Spanish-American chef Jose Andres said: "You still had so many places to show us, whispering to our souls the great possibilities beyond what we could see with our own eyes".

Rest in peace, Anthony Bourdain. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. Wang told Buzzfeed the donation would likely be between $50,000 and $60,000.

The 61-year-old globe-trotting chef, author and television personality was found dead in a French hotel room on Friday, according to USA broadcaster CNN. He was in France while working on his series on culinary traditions around the world.

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead in France Friday morning of what his employer CNN described as a suicide. The nationwide suicide rate increased almost 10 percent in the four months after Williams' death, researchers from Columbia University found in a study published earlier this year. CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker sent a company letter calling Bourdain "an exceptional talent".

Trump has said the wall is needed to keep immigrants and drugs out of the USA and his policies are created to keep the country safe. Xi'an Famous Foods was founded by Chinese immigrants who had a dream to succeed in America. Due to their insane and equally demanding work schedules, Bourdain and Argento had a long-distance relationship, but it appeared to work well for them.