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I came into work today to see the news that Anthony Bourdain -- renown chef, food critic, explorer and travel show host -- had died at the age of 61.
Anthony Bourdain has meant a great deal to me. He served as an example that you’re never too old to travel. That you’re never too old to follow your dreams. That you're never too old to explore the world.
His shows -- No Reservations, The Layover and Parts Unknown -- have served as inspiration for me to get my ass off the couch and travel. He showed me the world and he made me want to go see it. And I have, because of him.
As a journalist, I truly appreciate his effort to tell people's’ stories with kindness, empathy and love. He took us into the lives of those around the world. We met cooking grandmas in Italy, cab drivers in Cuba and everyone in between.
The loss of Anthony Bourdain is not a loss for the cooking community or the travel community or the TV community. It’s a loss for the world.
Thank you so much, Anthony Bourdain, for opening up the world to us.
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