Caribbean nationals react to Anthony Bourdain’s death

“What is life?,” questioned Desmond Dez Brown of Jamaica on Twitter


Anthony Bourdain, the chef and author who parlayed his love of food, taste for adventure and gifts as a raconteur into television stardom, was found dead Friday in a hotel room in France of an apparent suicide, CNN said Friday. He was 61.

CNN confirmed the death, saying in a statement he was found unresponsive Friday morning by friend and chef Eric Ripert, and calling it a suicide. CNN said Mr. Bourdain was in Strasbourg filming a coming segment for his series “Parts Unknown.”

“His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller,” a statement from CNN said. “His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much.”

The New Jersey native, who was found dead in his hotel room in France where he was filming a show, had traveled across the Caribbean, delighting in the exotic cuisine and laid back vibe.

Caribbean nationals likes millions of his fans around the world, flocked to social media Friday morning as news broke of the reported suicide.

“SUNDAY NIGHTS ARE GONNA SUCK WITHOUT YOU!!!!!! RIP…,” Guyanese trained chef and cook-book author Deborah Charles posted to Facebook while Jamaica immigrant Alcion Roach added: “Devastating news!! Just sad all the way around!! may you rest in peace my friend… #AnthonyBourdain.”

“What is life?,” questioned Desmond Dez Brown of Jamaica while on Twitter, one fan said: “I swear Caribbeans loved Anthony Bourdain…he was so bold.  Don’t take me fi heediot was written all over his face. Rest In Paradise.”

The list was endless as the comments kept on pouring in for the 61-year-old celebrity.

Here are some of Bourdain’s more popular Caribbean shows as he met with…

the Jamaican bush doctor in the Bronx

“Visits” Puerto Rico in the Bronx….

… enjoyed jerk chicken in Jamaica

Rundown in the Cayman Islands

Street Food in Trinidad

and seafood in the Dominican Republic

Pictured: Anthony Bourdain, on the 86th floor observatory at the Empire State Building, as part of a hunger-awareness campaign and the three million New Yorkers who are struggling to put food on the table, on Nov. 1, 2011.



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