Summary: celebrity chef who inspired millions to share his delight in food and the bonds it created, who mixed a coarseness and whimsical sense of adventure while he rarely afraid to speak his mind, whose show Parts Unknown seemed like an odd choice for CNN when it started in 2013 as part travelogue, part history lesson, part love letter to exotic foods (each trip was an adventure), but there had been nothing quite like it on the staid news network and it became an immediate hit.
Cause of Death: Suicide by hanging
Born: June 25, 1956
Died: June 8, 2018
Location: Haut-Rhin, France