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Posted: June 08, 2018

Anthony Bourdain: Chef influenced food world with 'Kitchen Confidential', 'Parts Unknown'

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Remembering Anthony Bourdain

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Anthony Bourdain: Chef influenced food world with 'Kitchen Confidential', 'Parts Unknown'
FILE PHOTO: Chef Anthony Bourdain attends The (RED) Supper hosted by Mario Batali with Anthony Bourdain on June 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Antony Bourdain was known as a chef and television host who didn’t pull punches. He spoke his mind, unfiltered, no matter the subject or who he would anger.

He was a best-selling author and a television personality. 

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Bourdain was found dead in a French hotel room after committing suicide, CNN reported. He was 61.

>>Read: World reacts to death of Anthony Bourdain

A look back at the life of the world-renowned chef, author and TV host, according to Biography.com:

>>Read: Chef, author, TV star Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

Bourdain admitted a past addiction to drugs and alcohol. In his book, “Kitchen Confidential” he outlined his battles with drugs including LSD, cocaine and heroin. He said he sold his record collection to buy drugs, Fox News reported.

>>Read: Twitter reacts to the death of Anthony Bourdain, star of “Parts Unknown”


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