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Anthony Bourdain died at the age of 61 on June 8.

Meanwhile, Mr Obama posted a picture of himself on Twitter eating noodles with Bourdain in Hanoi, Vietnam.

ANTHONY BOURDAIN probably did more than any other chef to bring about the culinary renaissance now underway in the U.S. His books on the restaurant industry, like Kitchen Confidential, were half gonzo autobiography, half user guide, and all irreverent humor, spoken in the salty patois of kitchen subculture.

Rocquigny said, "There is no element that makes us suspect that someone came into the room at any moment". "We'll miss him", he said.

Bourdain's body was found in his French hotel room by close friend and fellow chef Éric Ripert.

The cause of death is believed to be suicide.

The "Parts Unknown" star was staying at the Le Chambard hotel in Kaysberg, in northeastern France, where he and the CNN crew were filming an episode on Alsatian food.

And a source told People that Bourdain had a taxing work schedule as he filmed "Parts Unknown" in the months before his death.

He kept in touch with Bourdain after his release, he said.

He later compared himself to "Quasimodo", adding: 'I feel kind of like a freak and I feel kind of isolated.

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"Amanpour" host Christiane Amanpour: "I think the real thing to know about Tony Bourdain was that he was a deeply, deeply human being". I really can't talk about him. "That was very shocking", Trump said, speaking to reporters outside the White House.

When news of Anthony Bourdain's death broke Friday, stunning the world, the outpouring of grief from the friends, fans, and colleagues he'd made on his many trips to Thailand was immediate.

The popular chef, who took his life on Friday, sparked concern when he didn't come down from his hotel room for dinner with friend and French chef, Eric Ripert.

Bourdain, seen here in pic with Italian actor and director Asia Argento for the Women In The World Summit in NY earlier in April this year, had a chequered journey.

His first book in 2000, "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly" catapulted him to fame. He spent years as a line cook and sous chef at restaurants in the Northeast before becoming executive chef at Manhattan's Brasserie Les Halles. The best-seller was hailed by critics for its witty, energetically written look behind-the-scenes of the restaurant industry.

Meanwhile, Lotus of Siam, a Thai restaurant in Las Vegas featured in Bourdian's Parts Unknown, also posted tribute to the chef in a Facebook post.

Rest in peace, Anthony Bourdain.

We've now received more details about Bourdain's passing. It was in Borneo that Bourdain was asked and complied with a request from villagers to plunge a spear into the heart of a pig!

Bourdain's culinary passions went far beyond the cuisine he put on a plate. The Foreign Ministry spokesman of Azerbaijan told Agence France-Presse.

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