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The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards honored those we have lost this year during a touching In Memoriam segment in Monday night's telecast. The tribute honored the likes of Burt Reynolds, Charlotte Rae, David Cassidy, and Aretha Franklin, whose soulful rendition of "Amazing Grace" provided the soundtrack to the moment.
Bravo's top Chef head judge and executive producer Tom Colicchio took a moment to remember his late friend and colleague while attending the Emmys in support of Top Chef's nomination for Oustanding Reality-Competition Program. Tom posted a photo of Bourdain being honored at the awards show. "Missing you," Tom shared on Instagram.
Top Chef's Season 15 contestants also remember Bourdain's life and legacy in the video, above.
Tom said that Bourdain had so many more stories to tell during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter shortly after the chef, writer, and TV host's death in June. “He was really a writer… He was thoughtful and found a way to fit into the food world when he no longer wanted to cook,” Tom said. “I feel that the best was yet to come and now those stories aren't going to be told.”
Parts Unknown received six Emmy Awards this year, including the trophies for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series, Outstanding Informational Series Or Special, Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming, and Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming. The series will return to CNN for its final season.
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