“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller,” CNN said in a statement. In 2016, he dined with former President Barack Obama in Hanoi for an episode of “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. ”
He was also outspoken in his disdain for President Donald Trump, saying in 2016 that he “absolutely f—ing” wouldn’t dine with Trump.