Anthony Bourdain’s Celebrity Friend Explains What He Told Him Right Before His Death

Jena Greene | Reporter

Anthony Bourdain’s close friend and fellow celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern recounted his final conversation with the late CNN host this week.

The two men’s final conversation revolved around achieving happiness having friends to back you up. (RELATED:
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“He was telling me about pursuing my own happiness and he gave me his long sort of speech about it, that I deserved to be happy and I was like, ‘That is so great, where did you get that little nugget?'” Zimmern told People Magazine.

 

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Zimmern added that he had a similar conversation with Bourdain five years prior.

“I had said the same thing to him about five years earlier, which is great because sometimes you even know things yourself but you need to have a friend repeat it back to you,” he said.

Bourdain died by suicide in June 2018 in his hotel room in France. He was 61 years old. At the time of his death, Zimmern issued a heartfelt tribute to his late friend.

“Im so angry this morning. Life is fucking hard and crazy and Tony I love you. Im wearing your boots that I never wore because they were yours, and going to work. Everyone should hug some extra people today. My heart is heavy,” he captioned a photo on Twitter.

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