Jewish-American Chef and CNN ‘Parts Unknown’ Host Dead in Apparent Suicide
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who once banned white people from his show in Houston and told TMZ that he would serve poison if he was asked to cater food for Trump, killed himself in a French hotel room. This is the second high-profile suicide of a U.S. celebrity this week. He was 61.
Bourdain had reportedly been in Strasbourg, France working on an upcoming episode of his food and travel show, which was in its 11th season.
Although Bourdain’s mother was Jewish, he said he was raised “without religion.”
Bourdain stated that his childhood home was both French-Catholic due to his father and Jewish due to his mother. In 2013 when filming in Jerusalem he said that he was raised without religion. “I’ve never been in a synagogue. I don’t believe in a higher power. But that doesn’t make me any less Jewish.”
Many critics of Bourdain look back to a episode of ‘Parts Unkown’ where Bourdain stated that the only hope for the world is if all European countries have endless waves of immigration so that the white race is completely gone from the face of the earth.
Many have compared him to Barbara Spectre, another Jewish activist who once said that people will soon ‘resent jewish people’ because of their leading role in replacing the white populations in European countries and America.
Bourdain, whose career catapulted him from cooking at New York’s top restaurants to dining in Vietnam with President Barack Obama, was found dead in a hotel room in Strasbourg, France, where he had been working on an upcoming episode of his program, CNN said in a statement.
His death comes three days after American designer Kate Spade, who built a fashion empire on her signature handbags, was found dead in her New York apartment of suicide on Tuesday.
Suicide rates rose in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 to 2016, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday. Nearly 45,000 people committed suicide in 2016, making it one of three leading causes of death that are on the rise, along with Alzheimer’s disease and drug overdoses.