Following the news of his death, prominent admirers and chefs took to social media to express their grief.
The TV personality was previously married to Ottavia Busia, with whom he shares a daughter, 11-year-old Ariane.
This handout image taken on Monday June 4, 2018, and released by Jean-David Schroeder on Friday June 8, 2018, shows Julien Schroeder, center, the chef of the Petite Venise restaurant in Colmar, eastern France, posing with his wife Virginie Schroeder, center right, Eric Ripert, 2nd left, and Anthony Bourdain, right. "His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds", the Italian actress wrote.
"Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did", Argento wrote in a post on Twitter. "It is the whole family of French gastronomy that joins me, to renew our deep friendship to our bereaved American brothers".
Bun Cha Huong Lien restaurant in the Vietnamese capital's leafy Old Quarter soared to fame after the 2016 sit-down between Obama and Bourdain for his CNN show. "I am beyond devastated", she added.
Barack Obama and Anthony Bourdain ate grilled pork and noodles together and spent just on the dinner.
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On CNN's "Parts Unknown", Bourdain delved into different cultures across the globe by talking and sharing meals with locals. "Anthony, why?" McGowan said through tears. CNN - the network he was most associated with - said in a statement that he had committed suicide.
"I mean, you never know what goes on in anybody's head, you never really know what goes on in anybody's heart", continued Cooper, whose brother Carter died by suicide at age 23 in 1988.
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"I think it's very sad".
"Many of you, like many of us, are feeling a whole range of emotions: shock, sadness, confusion that a man who was seemingly having the ride of his life in the middle of his life has now suddenly reached the end of his life", he began his "Anderson Cooper 360" show.
Word of Bourdain's death comes on the heels Kate Spade's death by suicide just earlier this week.