As one of the world’s most celebrated chefs, Anthony Bourdain left his many admirers reeling when he passed away during a visit to France. But while the 61-year-old’s tragic death posed many questions, the release of his toxicology report ensured that at least one of those queries has been answered. Here’s a look at the star’s eventful life and its desperate end.
Born in New York in 1956 to a record company executive father and journalist mother, Anthony Bourdain largely grew up in New Jersey. And the future chef developed his passion for food while young, during a trip to France with his family. He later landed a job in a seafood restaurant while studying at New York’s Vassar College and went on to earn a place at The Culinary Institute of America.