Obama remembers Bourdain: He made us ‘a little less afraid of the unknown’

Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter on Friday and shared his reaction to chef and travel host Anthony Bourdain’s passing.

“‘Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.’This is how I’ll remember Tony,” Obama wrote. “He taught us about food — but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We’ll miss him.”

Back in 2016, Bourdain had tweeted that quote and posted an image of the two men sharing a meal in Vietnam.

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President Trump also commented on Bourdain as he headed to the G-7 summit on Friday.

According to Politico, Trump called Bourdain’s death ‘very sad,’ adding that he enjoyed Bourdain’s television show and found the author and world traveler ‘quite a character.’"

Bourdain was reportedly found in his hotel room in France.

A CNN tweet stated, “Anthony Bourdain of CNN’s ‘Parts Unknown’ is dead. The chef, storyteller and Emmy-winning host has committed suicide at age 61.”