Cork-based chefs pay tribute to the late Anthony Bourdain

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Bun Cha Huong Lien restaurant in the Vietnamese capital's leafy Old Quarter soared to fame after the 2016 sit-down between Obama and Bourdain for his CNN show. Bourdain traveled to Jamaica to talk food, agriculture, music, the beach and more.

"'Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer, '" former president Barack Obama tweeted.

On Friday, CNN's website was draped in black in memory of Anthony Bourdain.

On Wednesday, David's brother, Andy, spoke out about his wife's death for the first time, acknowledging in a statement to The New York Times that she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years, but said that she appeared "happy" the night before her death.

Bourdain was 61 years old.

The award-winning television host, writer and cook was found dead on Friday morning in his room at a luxury hotel in the tiny village of Kaysersberg in France's northeastern Alsace region.

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One note said: "Thank you for what you gave to this world, a deeper understanding of culture and food".

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has had thoughts of harming themselves or taking their own life, get help.

During the show, Bourdain puts on tefillin by the Western Wall, takes a walking tour of the Old City with famed global chef Yotam Ottolenghi, eats a meal with an American-born settler, chats with members of the first all-Palestinian race auto team in Ramallah, and eats fire-roasted watermelon and other Palestinian foods in Gaza. "It's a rough world out there people". But they were committed to co-parenting their daughter, so they often ate meals together and vacationed as a family, he said. Viewers enjoyed the quick trips across the globe while sitting at home. "We had so much fun that day", he captioned the shot on Instagram. He went on to work as a chef at several high-profile restaurants in NY and Washington before launching a TV career. While there, he wrote an essay on the behind-the-scenes of the restaurant world, which led to the memoir "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly", turning him into a celebrity chef.

According to reports, Bourdain hanged himself.

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