According to the Times, Ripert told Bourdain's mother, Gladys, that her son had been "in a dark mood these last couples of days".
Bourdain's mother told the Times that Ripert said "Tony had been in a dark mood these couple of days", but she had no idea why he would have chose to kill himself. He went on to say that "divorce was just the work thing in the world: it was f**king very bad". "Success beyond his wildest dreams". "I'd love to have her a continuing director".
It was the start of his second act. Mr. Bourdain knew the chef, Monsieur Nasti; he knew the kitchen.
In October 2016, when Bourdain sat down with Marketplace, the publication asked him what the hardest part of his job was.
"It was the most intensely satisfying experience of my professional life and a show that I am giddily, ecstatically proud of", Bourdain wrote in The Hollywood Reporter's May 30 issue.
Argento and Bourdain were seen together apparently happy as recent as two weeks ago, but questions about their relationship had emerged after Argento was pictured walking around Rome with journalist Hugo Clement on Monday. I really can't talk about him.
Bourdain filmed a segment of his show this week at the Michelin-starred Auberge d l'Ill in nearby Illhaeusern, where staff are reeling from his death. I had put myself in a very dark place and behaved recklessly in the not-too-subconscious hope that something bad would happen.
Anthony leaves behind daughter, Ariane, 11, and girlfriend Asia Argento, following two past marriages. He promoted his Mexican-born sous chef, the late Carlos Llaguno Garcia, to run two of his NY restaurants and complained loudly about the United States' "ridiculously hypocritical attitudes" toward immigration. Thank you for making food so exciting.
"Everything he did - traveling the world, introducing us to new cultures, telling us to get out there and try things and be nice to different people is so needed right now".
Mel Mecinas, an executive chef in Scottsdale, Arizona, who was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, remembers when Bourdain featured his home state on "Parts Unknown". "To make us a little less afraid of the unknown", Barack Obama tweeted.