Bourdain's death means loss of a voice for immigrant workers

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Television networks, viewers, readers and restauranteurs are paying tribute to Anthony Bourdain this weekend, one day after he was found dead in a hotel room in France.

President Obama, who made a guest appearance on "Parts Unknown" in 2016, tweeted a touching photo and memory of Bourdain. I remember one of his quotes that struck me the most, and I still use it while recruiting people, is about how skills can be taught but character you either have it or you don't. "Hard to imagine he is not just off on some far away journey, hard to imagine he will not soon return with new foods to share, new stories to tell". And he meant not just in the film industry: "Right now, nothing else matters but women's stories of what it's like in the industry I have loved and celebrated for almost 30 years".

However, he also said he was "in much better shape than I've probably ever been", adding: "I travel 250 days a year".

"He loved and was loved in return", Cooper said of Bourdain.

"He had everything", she said.

"I can only imagine how many people he continued to stay in touch with and connected with", Rezaian said.

"When I was working with him last week he was giddy". I think we're both relieved by the fact that we both respect each other's work. "And he had a lot of empathy for that".

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Rocquigny said toxicology tests were being carried on Bourdain's body, including urine tests, to see if the 61-year-old American took any medications or other drugs, in an effort to help his family understand if anything led him to kill himself. He stepped up for the underdog.

Chandra, who went to the same culinary school as Bourdain in NY, remembers meeting him in 2001. "He was an exceptional human being, so inspiring and generous", Ripert, 53, said in a statement to Us on Friday.

His 2010 follow-up, "Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook", scored fifth place.

But on Friday morning at breakfast, Mr. Bourdain again didn't show up.

Asia Argento, Anthony Bourdain's girlfriend, was seen leaving her home on June 9 for the first time since the celebrity chef's devastating suicide and she definitely looked like she was hiding from the world.

In 2012, when small town food reviewer Marilyn Hagerty from Grand Forks, North Dakota, wrote a review on the town's new Olive Garden, she was universally mocked online.

"His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds", Argento said on Twitter.

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