In an essay written after fellow chef Mario Batali was accused of sexual assault, Bourdain wrote that 'one must pick a side.
Bourdain's mother, Gladys, said Ripert told her that her son had been in "a dark mood these past couple of days".
'He had everything. Success beyond his wildest dreams.
"Although they're separated, she'll be in charge of whatever happens", she said.
On Friday, Anthony, 61, was found dead in his room at the Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France.
Much closer to home - Bourdain lived in NY, when he wasn't traveling - was a late-night visit to Waffle House in Charleston, South Carolina, described in poetic terms by Bourdain as "an irony-free zone where everything is lovely and nothing hurts; where everybody regardless of race, creed, color or degree of inebriation is welcomed".
"Mr. Ripert thought it was odd", waiter Maxime Voinson said in an interview. "Any stranger who shows an honest curiosity about what the locals think is the best food is going to be welcomed".
Travel writer and author Joe Cummings today recalled working with Bourdain much earlier than that.
"If we had more of these conversations, it would decrease stigma so that...people would reach out to those who could be at risk, and also those who are feeling vulnerable would feel more comfortable reaching out, ' Walker says".
"His friend was waiting at breakfast", Voinson said.
Bourdain and his close friend who discovered him unresponsive, Eric Ripert, ate at the hotel's bistro The Winstub almost every night for dinner.
Bourdain and his ex have emained on good terms after their split and had joint custody in raising their 11-year-old daughter, Ariane.
Christian, when speaking with reporters from The Associated Press, said there is nothing about the crime scene that would make it appear as if someone had entered or left the room.
Blood was drawn from the body, and results of screenings for drugs or other toxins will follow in coming days.
"You know who you are", she captioned the post, according to People.
"We need to bring this conversation out of the shadows and talk about it as we do any other physical illness' Beyond Blue CEO Georgie Harman said on Sunrise this morning".
For Thai columnist Tomorn Sukpreecha, who translated Bourdain's book Kitchen Confidential (2000) into Thai, Bourdain's death came as "shocking and devastating news".
Ms Nga, who helps run the restaurant in the Vietnamese capital, remembered Bourdain as a "nice, friendly and folksy person".
Bourdain visited Schroeder's restaurant on a side street in the Alsatian town of Colmar.
"The new celebrity chef culture is a remarkable and admittedly annoying phenomenon", he wrote.
It was where Bourdain had been told he could find a nice choucrote - sauerkraut, an Alsatian specialty.
Bourdain's last Instagram post is a photo of the meal, which he described as a "light lunch".
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