Bourdain was Jewish. His mother Gladys (née Sacksman) was an editor at The New York Times. An exceptional human being, so inspiring & generous. One of the great storytellers of our time who connected with so many. "And makes me very sad for him to have - to have a succumbed to that", he shared. Money beyond his wildest dreams. Our family truly loved your displays of friendship, and our hearts break for the loss of your dearest friend.
At CNN in Atlanta, a mourner placed a flower and a note next to a poster of Bourdain in the lobby.
Bourdainposted a photo of the traditional Alsatian dish on his official Instagram account - his final post before his death.
Asia and Anthony were on a shoot together for Bourdain'sParts Unknown TV show in Hong Kong that reportedly wrapped about a week ago.
Mr Obama later posted a tribute to the chef on Twitter, sharing his own picture of the pair drinking beer during the meal in Hanoi.
Suicide incidents in the United States increased by 25 percent from 1999 to 2016, according to the latest report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After its success, he ventured into television and helmed shows on the Food Network, the Travel Channel, and CNN.
Bourdain was working as executive chef of the NY city restaurant Brasserie Les Halles when he shot to fame with his 2000 tell-all best-seller "Kitchen Confidential".