CNN released a statement regarding death, "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time."
While Anthony Bourdain doesn't have a show on Food Network, he was often outspoken about personalities on the network such as Guy Fieri and Paula Deen. He had quite an impact on everybody in the food world including people on Food Network. Statements were made by pretty much everybody in the food industry and some of them are below:
Anthony Bourdain was a chef contemporary, a friend and an icon for chefs as well as others around the world. He had a uniqueness that opened many worlds to many people through food and hospitality. It’s truly a sad day and my heart grieves for his family. Rest in peace Anthony. pic.twitter.com/FI65knn53P— Geoffrey Zakarian (@gzchef) June 8, 2018
A piece of my heart is truly broken this morning. And the irony, the sad cruel irony is that the last year he’d never been happier. The rest of my heart aches for the 3 amazing women he left behind.— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) June 8, 2018
Tony was a symphony. I wish everyone could have seen all of him. A true friend.
Im so angry this morning. Life is fucking hard and crazy and Tony I love you. Im wearing your boots that I never wore because they were yours, and going to work. Everyone should hug some extra people today. My heart is heavy. https://t.co/2lFmz1UvWK pic.twitter.com/62Qcjwo33f— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) June 8, 2018
Heartbroken to hear about Tony Bourdain’s death. Unbearable for his family and girlfriend. Am going off twitter for a while— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) June 8, 2018
I can’t even believe this. I can’t even bring myself to write the letters R.I.P.#stopsuicide #youmatter https://t.co/2KNfaWm0LZ— Melissa d'Arabian (@MelissadArabian) June 8, 2018
I can’t really put together the words right now. But disbelief and sorrow are a few... pic.twitter.com/TFcnca3vkN— RichardBlais (@RichardBlais) June 8, 2018
Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food. Remember that help is a phone call away US:1-800-273-TALK UK: 116 123— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) June 8, 2018
Couldn’t have said it better..... so sad xx https://t.co/E7IFEIggcl— Giada De Laurentiis (@GDeLaurentiis) June 8, 2018
It should be interesting to see what CNN does with the footage that they already filmed for Parts Unknown. RIP Anthony.