When the news of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s death broke on Friday Morning, it had an impact on fans of his CNN show “Parts Unknown”, but also on the culinary community.
61-year-oldold Bourdain was found dead in his French hotel room after taking his own life.
Matt Welsch, Owner of the Vagabond Kitchen in Downtown Wheeling described Bourdain as a huge character and important part of culinary culture not just for chefs working in the industry, but also for those who just enjoy food.
“It just goes to show that everyone’s fighting a battle that you know nothing about,” Welsch said. “And I hope that Anthony Bourdain’s suicide will encourage other people who need help to get the help they need before it comes to that.”
If you or someone you know need help, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24-hours a day at 1-800-273-8255.