Seattle Remembers Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain: "I love Seattle. I’ve had many happy experiences there. From the beginning of my writing career, it’s a town that has welcomed me."
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Anthony Bourdain at the North Star Diner & Shanghai Room in Seattle while filming "Parts Unknown" in 2017

Anthony Bourdain, the legendary chef, author, storyteller and award-winning television personality has died by suicide. He was 61. 

Bourdain made a tremendous impact on so many people all over the world, including here in Seattle, where he visited last year for an episode of CNN's Emmy-winning series, Parts Unknown, where he said:

"I love Seattle. I’ve had many happy experiences there. From the beginning of my writing career, it’s a town that has welcomed me—probably because it was one of the first cities in America to embrace chefs and new restaurant ideas, to loudly celebrate their local ingredients and local producers. It was a foodie town long before the word foodie existed and will be when that loathsome term is long dead and buried. Demographically speaking, it’s a town that likes talking about food, eating food, reading about food—and, in my case, stories about people who make food."

Many Seattle chefs and restaurants are now paying their respects with messages on social media. Here's what they're saying.

“I love Seattle. I’ve had many happy experiences there. From the beginning of my writing career, it’s a town that has welcomed me—probably because it was one of the first cities in America to embrace chefs and new restaurant ideas, to loudly celebrate their local ingredients and local producers. It was a foodie town long before the word foodie existed and will be when that loathsome term is long dead and buried. Demographically speaking, it’s a town that likes talking about food, eating food, reading about food—and, in my case, stories about people who make food.” - Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown: Seattle . . RIP @anthonybourdain and thank you for everything you’ve done to share the wonders of food with the world. . Take a moment to ask someone how they’re doing. How they are really doing. And listen. . National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-800-273-8255 Available 24 hours everyday https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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Seattle singer-songwriter Mark Lanegan, who was featured on Parts Unknown's 2017 visit to Seattle, also shared a rememberance.

We'll be updating this post as more remembrances from others in Seattle appear. Tweet at us at @seattlemag if you have something to share.

See more from Bourdain's 2017 Parts Unknown visit to Seattle here.

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