Detroiters Share Memories, Pay Tribute to Anthony Bourdain

The late chef and TV host will be remembered for his penchant for food, culture, and for his affinity for the city of Detroit


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This morning, CNN confirmed reports of the death of the chef, TV host, and author Anthony Bourdain in an apparent suicide at the age of 61.

Bourdain had long been known as an avid fan of Detroit, featuring the city in the last episode of the second season of his series Parts Unknown. In a blog post about the Detroit episode, Bourdain writes:

"I'll say it again. And again. ... I love Detroit. I love Detroiters. You've got to have a sense of humor to live in a city so relentlessly ****ed. You've got to be tough — and occasionally even devious. And Detroiters are funny, tough — and supreme improvisers."

One of Bourdain’s final projects was a documentary series about Detroit in the early 1960s, yet to be released.

Detroiters, writers, and local businesses have taken to social media to pay their respects and honor their memories of Bourdain. Here, some of the tributes. 

 

 

 

 

 

One of a kind. #anthonybourdain

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If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or visit speakingofsuicide.com for a list of additional resources.

 

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