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Fans Pay Respects To Bourdain At Restaurant

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Fans Pay Respects To Bourdain At Restaurant

Anthony Bourdain's fans turned the restaurant where he shot to fame as a chef into a memorial, leaving roses and notes at New York's Brasserie Les Halles.

Bourdain died Friday at 61.

He was in France working on an episode of his CNN series, "Parts Unknown," when a friend found him unresponsive in his hotel room. The cause of death was suicide.

As the nation mourned the celebrated chef turned TV host, fans taped tributes on the door and walls of the shuttered French brasserie, where Bourdain worked as a chef in the 1990s. They placed printouts of his pictures outside, along with messages and the hotline for a suicide prevention network, reports CNN.

"Thank you for what you gave to this world, a deeper understanding of culture and food," one note said. "You have changed our lives forever. Love you forever."

Others said he changed the way some of the most marginalized countries are viewed.

"Thank you for bringing a respectful view to the people of Palestine, Libya, Iran and more. You brought people together," another note said.

Bourdain's award-winning series, "Parts Unknown," brought the world home to CNN viewers. It showcased the extraordinary diversity of cultures and cuisines, and how much we all have in common – all through the simple act of sharing meals.

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