Anthony Bourdain predicted he would “die in the saddle” in a recent interview.
“I’ll go back, see my daughter, unpack, repack, mimic a normal life, which is extraordinarily pleasurable to me,” Bourdain, 61, told PEOPLE this past May.
“I really love doing laundry. When I go home, putting my laundry in the machine and then hearing the dryer going around, that’s very comforting to me,” he added.
Bourdain said he was nowhere near ready to retire.
“I gave up on that. I’ve tried. I just think I’m just too nervous, neurotic, driven,” he told the publication. “I would have had a different answer a few years ago. I might have deluded myself into thinking that I’d be happy in a hammock or gardening. But no, I’m quite sure I can’t. I’m going to pretty much die in the saddle.”
According to an official statement made by CNN, the writer and chef who worked on the network has died and the cause of death was suicide.
"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," the network said in a statement Friday, June 8.
"His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time”.
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