You’ll still get your fill of Parts Unknown for ‘months to come,’ says Netflix
Fans worldwide are still devastated at the death of celebrity chef, author, and host Anthony Bourdain, but his passing doesn’t mean the immediate end of his hit show Parts Unknown.
Pop Sugar reports that petitions from fans after the host’s tragic death last June 8 kept the show available for longer after it was initially scheduled for removal from the streaming platform Netflix.
“Some fans have noticed that Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown was scheduled to come off Netflix US on June 16. As of today, we’ve extended our agreement that will keep Parts Unknown on the service for months to come,” Netflix announced in a statement dated June 12.
Bourdain was filming for an episode of Parts Unknown in France when he was discovered unresponsive in his hotel room. His death was ruled as a suicide, but there were no specifics released yet on the investigation into his death.
Since his death outpour from everyone from Barack Obama to a bevy of celebrities and fellow popular figures within the food industry have paid tribute to the world-renowned chef and journalist.
“Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.” This is how I’ll remember Tony. He taught us about food — but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We’ll miss him. pic.twitter.com/orEXIaEMZM
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 8, 2018
Bourdain never treated our food like he “discovered” it. He kicked it with grandma because he knew that HE was the one that needed to catch up to our brilliance.
I wish so much for his legacy to take hold in western (mostly white) food media culture. What a loss. I’m so sad.
— Jenny Yang 👲🏼👲🏼👲🏼 (@jennyyangtv) June 8, 2018
After the consecutive deaths of Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade, it has also strengthened calls for better mental health access and mental illness treatments.
In my deepest, darkest post-partum depression, I would have personally never called a phone number. If John or my doctor never reached out, I would have never even known. It really can be a lonely hole. Watch the people you love and don’t be afraid to speak up.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 8, 2018
With this bit of good news, fans can continue watching Bourdain weave his spellbinding stories and encourage viewers to step outside the familiar.