G-7, Manafort, Bourdain: Your Friday Evening Briefing


3. Anthony Bourdain, the globe-trotting CNN host who transformed food writing and TV, was found dead of suicide in his hotel room in France. He was 61.

Mr. Bourdain worked for years as a chef before he published a best-selling memoir, “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly,” that elevated him to celebrity status and a new career on TV. He was the witty, connected guide who would tell you things that others wouldn’t, our restaurant critic wrote.

The news prompted an outpouring of grief from fellow celebrities and fans, including former President Barack Obama, who shared a meal with Mr. Bourdain in Vietnam in 2016.

Here is what to read, what to watch and what to listen to by and about Mr. Bourdain.



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