Kiwi chef Al Brown remembers Anthony Bourdain's visit to New Zealand

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"His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller", the network said in a statement.

The celebrity chef was found unresponsive in his hotel room in France by his close friend Eric Ripert on Friday. His employer CNN confirmed that the cause of death was suicide by hanging. "Maybe that I grew up a little", he told the magazine.

Scott Vivian was Bourdain's tour guide for the episode. Make-A-Wish provided the Piña-White family with a trip to Barcelona as part of a cruise and, according to Benn, Bourdain "set the kid up at the best restaurants & helped make the trip incredible".

We're working on a more detailed remembrance of Anthony Bourdain, involving you (the community). Hoping for a soundbite for his radio show, Newman asked the TV host and author for a joke. News, Sandra Lee said, "I am shocked". Concluded Bourdain, "You revealed yourself to be an inward-looking buffoon and no one I would want to be friends with".

Bertrand Alépée, pastry chef at The Tempered Room in Parkdale, posted a picture of himself with Bourdain, along with the caption: "We lost a true legend today".

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Taking even a cursory glance around the internet in the wake of Bourdain's sudden death proves that we're far from the only ones who feel this way about how he approached his work. He went on to write several books and host numerous TV shows, including No Reservations, The Layover, and Parts Unknown. Add Anthony Bourdain as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Anthony Bourdain news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

The pair were also seen spending time together off screen.

On his award-winning series, "Parts Unknown", Bourdain brought the world home to CNN viewers.

The superstar chef was exhausted and still couldn't believe the speed of his rise to stardom, which was only a few years old when he came to New Zealand, Brown said.

His best-selling 2000 book "Kitchen Confidential" introduced readers to the workers toiling anonymously behind the scenes in American restaurants, many of whom are Spanish-speaking immigrants. I pray he is at peace from the bottom of my heart.