Anthony Bourdain’s death on Friday morning from an apparent suicide was reported to CNN, the network which airs his widely popular food and travel show.
The tragic news is leaving a trail of sadness, particularly in the culinary world. Filipino chefs and restauranteurs react with their thoughts and memories, leaving well wishes and prayers for his loved ones.
Bourdain’s death was the second suicide this week of a high profile American figure.
Designer Kate Spade was found dead in her New York apartment of suicide on Tuesday.
On Thursday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report stating that suicide rates across the United States increased by 25 percent over nearly two decades, ending in 2016.
The Center is urging anyone who might need help to call the National Suicide Prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.