Chef recalls lunch with Bourdain days before death

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He was found unresponsive by his close friend and fellow chef Éric Ripert. It was confirmed by a prosecutor on June 9 that he sadly hung himself with the belt from his hotel bathrobe and toxicology tests are now being done to see if there was any medication in his system at the time of his passing.

Bourdain had said: "He (Chef Wan) practically knocked me dead". I immediately thought of Eric and his deep friendship with Tony when I heard the news today. "[It's] hard to imagine that he's not just off on some faraway journey, hard to imagine that he'll not return with new stories to tell, new foods to share", he added.

She added, "Obviously his career is better than it's ever been, he seemed to really be in love with his girlfriend, and he had a lovely young daughter". "I know it's been a couple of days, but it is still so raw".

"His travel schedule was gruelling and he often seemed quite beat-up from it, as anyone would be", a source who worked closely with Bourdain in the past year told People.

"He had everything", she said.

Oliver wrote on Instagram: "I have to say I'm in total shock to hear that the incredible @anthonybourdain has just died".

Lotti plans to dine at the Chambard's restaurant, and "I will have a thought about him".

"I was really moved because he cooked me a feijoada, which is a very special dish from Brazil, made with black beans and pork", Lepri recalled.

Moreover, upon inspection of Bourdain's body, they didn't find any signs of violence. He still found plenty of time for potshots at the likes of Alice Waters, the American queen of food bullshit, for her moralism and moral certainty, even if he admitted that once calling her "Pol Pot in a muumuu" at an event was a step too far. "But I hope that I'll be able to say that was daddy then, this is daddy now - that I'm alive, and living, and hope".

She went on to say her son "had everything".

"He was great like that. Money beyond his wildest dreams".

"I've spent such a lot of time in the developing world, I was caught in a war in Beirut, been in Liberia, the Congo, Iraq and Libya and realised how fast things can get bad, how arbitrary good fortune and cruelty and death", he said in the interview. "He had an uncanny ability to see the humanity in everyone, whether he could identify with them or not".

According to reports, Bourdain hanged himself.

"(Bourdain) gave all of himself in everything that he did", Argento said. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds, ' Argento wrote. The 42-year-old actress said that she is beyond devasted after the death of Bourdain.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News.