SPECIAL EDITION: I'm deeply saddened by the news of legendary traveler and chef Anthony Bourdain's tragic passing. The guy who lived the life I've always dreamed of ended his too soon. Today we honor his life as he takes his final journey into parts unknown. You can also watch and share this video on Facebook and YouTube.

Video Transcript

Anthony Bourdain, the world traveling chef and gifted storyteller who took us around the world to explore culture and cuisine for nearly two decades, has taken his final journey.

His rise to stardom began in 1999 when he wrote a New Yorker article, “Don't Eat Before Reading This,” that became a best-selling book in 2000.

Then in 2002 he broke into television hosting A Cook's Tour for two seasons on the Food Network, before moving to the Travel Channel in 2005 to host Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations for 9 seasons and The Layover for 2 seasons. In 2013, Bourdain launched his most famous series Parts Unknown Series which was a breakout hit on CNN where Bourdain traveled the world uncovering lesser known places and brought new cultures and cuisine into homes worldwide.

While accepting the Peabody award in 2013, Bourdain described how he approached his work.

“We ask very simple questions: What makes you happy? What do you eat? What do you like to cook? And everywhere in the world we go and ask these very simple questions, we tend to get some really astonishing answers.”

The world is left with a simple question for Mr. Bourdain that we may never get answered. Today, however, is a day not for asking questions, but for remembering and honoring this great traveler's life, as he enters parts unknown.

Video Credits

Waffle House: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bct8stbZafI
Peabody Award: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmQe6iwY_A0
Cook's Tour Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3XoHaSsqkE
No Reservations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlzsKKChiBs
The Layover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtVKtq6XCoQ
Parts Unknown 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj6zyqFCc-8
Parts Unknown 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0CzPiIDBD4
Parts Unknown 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMRE0lpOFO0
Parts Unknown 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP9l6lKJXlU
Source: http://www.kbzk.com/story/38379046/cnns-anthony-bourdain-dead-at-61

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