Anthony Bourdain would have turned 62 years old on June 25. To celebrate their friend and mentor — who died by suicide on June 8 — celebrity chefs posted touching tributes on social media.
Chef Andrew Zimmern was among the many to post a photo that captured a grinning Bourdain. "60 minutes of non stop laughter, the Wonder Wheel," he wrote, to caption a snap of himself laughing with the Parts Unknown host.
Elsewhere on social media, Bravo's Top Chef alum Richard Blais posted a piece of tribute art that showed a new wall art mural of the late chef in Los Angeles. "Happy Birthday Chef," he wrote, as part of a short caption.
Padma Lakshmi used the same image in her post, which simply read: "Thinking of you on your birthday."
For his part, Momofuku chef David Chang wrote to Bourdain: "We all miss you so much."
Birthday wishes for Bourdain also flooded the chef's own Instagram feed. Under his last-ever Instagram snap — which showed off an Alsatian lunch — fans posted poignant sentiments including: "Happy birthday wherever you are."
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