Gladys Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain’s Mother and Champion, Has Died


Thank you for sharing this. I didn’t know about Gladys Bourdain before, and now I can see how she helped her son find his calling.


All my deepest condolences to the family and dear ones of the The Bourdain family.

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So incredible pain to survive her son.


Such incredible pain to survive her son. But then a gift, she doesn’t have to grieve any longer. My mother is still grieving the loss of one of my brothers, I answered the phone heard her primal scream when the San Diego’s coroners office called to tell us to tell us he died a homeless Navy vet in a hotel room from an alcohol and drug overdose. He was a 25 year vet.


Don’t know if this posted but my brother was Master Chief Petty Officer. Enlisted man with balls and the most entuhusistic cook I’ve ever known. Ate sushi for weeks because of him. But now he’ gone and I’lll never hug I’m again. Makes me tearful.


I “liked” this lacking a more fitting option, though what I really want to say is that I feel for you and your family. May the good remain with you and bring peace.


Part of living is dealing with death.
It makes us human and reflective and better able to appreciate the good times.
Cheers, retrospek.
Sounds like your brother was a great guy.
I’m always amazed at how much food plays a role in families and the history and warm memories shared .


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