Transcript for Hunt for clues in death of Anthony Bourdain
Next the heart break and confusion over the shocking death of Anthony bourdain. He was the chef and TV host who so many people admired for his curiosity, sense of adventure and tolerance. We are learning he suffered from loneliness too. ABC's Adrienne Bankert with new details of final days. Reporter: Tonight, friends and family grappling with why Anthony bourdain pictured here after a meal just days ago in France took his own life. "The New York Times" reporting there was cause for concern when the 61-year-old didn't show up for dinner Thursday and then missed breakfast Friday morning. Moment later he was found unresponsive by a hotel employee in his hotel room. What are the specialty of the region? Rachlette. Cheese. Fondue. Cheese. Reporter: Bourdain was once again filming with his friend chef Eric ripert. The two here together in an episode last year in the French alps. Amidst fame and fortune at times it was his loneliness broadcast loud and clear. Is it worse to be someplace awful by yourself or someplace really nice that you can't share with anyone? Reporter: The news of his death shocking fans. The New York City restaurant where he first became famous for his book "Kitchen confidential" now a makeshift shrine. Fans laying flowers and notes. You inspired me to take my first journey outside the united States this one says. Tonight one fan, North Dakota columnist marliyn Hagerty fondly remembering when bourdain came to her defense after she wrote a glowing review of a new olive Garden and was mocked for it. He was onof the best things that ever came along for me and so naturally I'm especially sad. Reporter: French investigators are now awaiting toxicology results as they prepare to give back his body to his family for burial. David. Adrienne thank you.
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