United States President Donald Trump on Friday offered condolences to the family of 61-year-old celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who was found dead in his hotel room in France on Friday.
While departing for the G7 summit, Trump called Bourdain's death "very sad," adding that he was "quite a character."
The cause of Bourdain is believed to be suicide, CNN confirmed.
Former US President Barack Obama took to Twitter to mourn Bourdain's demise, saying, he taught them about food and made them a little less afraid of the unknown.
"Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer." This is how I'll remember Tony. He taught us about food - but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We'll miss him," Obama tweeted.
“Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.” This is how I’ll remember Tony. He taught us about food — but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We’ll miss him. pic.twitter.com/orEXIaEMZM— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 8, 2018
Bourdain was famous as a master of crafts in the kitchen. He has a number of cookbooks and television shows in his name.
He was also renowned for his award-winning travel and food series "Parts Unknown".
He was also known as an advocate for marginalized populations and campaigned for safer working conditions for restaurant staffs.