By unhappy coincidence, that makes the celebrity chef nearly a match with Nobel-prize winning author Ernest Hemingway.
Hemingway was exactly two days younger — 61 years and 346 days — when he shot himself to death in Idaho in 1961.
Anthony Bourdain has been called “the Hemingway of gastronomy,” but it’s a bit of a shock to think that he and Ernest Hemingway were almost identical ages at death. Hemingway just seemed a lot older than the vibrant Bourdain.
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