Stars Remember Anthony Bourdain on What Would've Been His 62nd Birthday
By Paige Gawley
Celebrities lined up to celebrate Anthony Bourdain on what would have been his 62nd birthday.
Stars and chefs alike took to social media on Monday to share their love and respect for the TV personality, who died of an apparent suicide earlier this month.
Padma Lakshmi, the host of Top Chef, was among those to pay tribute to Bourdain. "Happy Birthday Tony," she tweeted alongside a photo of a mural in Santa Monica, California, that is in honor of the late chef.
Sixty-one at the time of his death, Bourdain was found dead in a French hotel room by his friend and fellow chef, Eric Ripert, on June 8. In a tweet at the time, Ripert called Bourdain "my best friend."
Anthony was my best friend. An exceptional human being, so inspiring & generous. One of the great storytellers who connected w so many. I pray he is at peace from the bottom of my heart. My love & prayers are also w his family, friends and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/LbIeZK14ia