His death is a surprise and great loss to all of us who have enjoyed his documentaries, books and off the cuff quotes like this one:
“Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.”
— from his book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Our thoughts are with the loved ones he left behind. We hope you will hold on to the memory of the gifts he gave to all of us who he shared his life experiences with.