- Anthony Bourdain was found dead on Friday morning.
- Before his death, Bourdain had been working on episodes of his TV show, “Parts Unknown,” and had written an op-ed about completing a “cinematic dream.”
- Some of his final posts on social media show him, director girlfriend Asia Argento, and “cinematographer idol” Christopher Doyle working and laughing together.
Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef and host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” was found dead Friday morning in an apparent suicide, CNN reported.
Bourdain had been working on new episodes of “Parts Unknown.” Days before, Bourdain published a guest column in The Hollywood Reporter about completing a “cinematic dream” of filming an episode in Hong Kong with his director girlfriend Asia Argento and “cinematographer idol” Christopher Doyle.
“In the end, Christopher motherf-ing Doyle, one of the greatest living cinematographers, became the director of photography for my crappy little television show,” Bourdain wrote.
The final video Bourdain posted on Twitter showed Argento, Doyle, and Bourdain goofing around happily and dancing:
Television production is a tough business. Prior preparation prevents piss poor performance . On location with director @AsiaArgento and DP @dukefeng52 Chris Doyle in Hong Kong TONIGHT @PartsUnknownCNN pic.twitter.com/0od1mtOmsv
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) June 3, 2018
“Television production is a tough business,” Bourdain joked in the video caption. “Prior preparation prevents piss poor performance.”
One of the final photos Bourdain posted on Instagram was also of the three of them:
“The Dream Team confers on set of @partsunknowncnn at Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong,” Bourdain wrote in the caption.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN in a statement Friday morning. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink, and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”
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