Leonia native and chef, author, and television personality Anthony Bourdain was found dead of an apparent suicide in a French hotel Friday. He was 61.
Having graduated from the Dwight-Englewood School in 1973, Bourdain became most known as host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown” TV show.
A 1978 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, Bourdain returned to CIA last year where he was awarded an honorary doctorate. Bourdain also attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie.
He was regarded as one of the most well-known and influential chefs in the world.
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