"Tony had been in a dark mood these past couple of days..."
Despite seeming to have it all, the 61-year-old took his own life on Friday while shooting an episode of his CNN series "Parts Unknown".
Bourdain was born in New York City and raised in Leonia, New Jersey.
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It was Bourdain's sudden death that has many of his fans reflecting on his earlier years - something the celebrity chef did himself when he visited MA in 2014 and explored the heroin epidemic in an episode of his show Parts Unknown.
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Bourdain became an outspoken supporter of the #MeToo movement after Argento accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault in October.
"There are many chefs", he said, "that never recognize the hard work of the Hispanics".
Bourdain loved Thailand, and the country famously appeared on both No Reservations and Parts Unknown, where he ate brains and blood in the Northern town of Mae On and declared both delicious. Inside, he found that Bourdain had hung himself in his bathroom.
Rather than celebrating the latest overpriced culinary fads that remain the exclusive purview of the global elite, he seemed more happy in his television shows to muse over a bowl of spicy noodles, home-cooked fare or grilled street meats after a night out on the town in one destination or another. I really can't talk about him ... "You think it's probably a fake", the restaurant's sommelier, Herve Fleuriel, told The AP, recalling "that great Chef who was here on Wednesday lunch". I pray for you all. "I'm not going to be there for the important moments in your life".
The circumstances of Bourdain's death has led authorities "to suspect that not much preparation and premeditation went into the act, and leads us more in the direction of an impulsive act", the prosecutor said.
Schroeder runs the kind of place Bourdain loved to find - a small, out of the way restaurant with simple but memorable food.
And, with that, it's probably safe to say that Obama spoke for all of us.
The chef was loved by people all over the world.