Fourteen days after Anthony Bourdain’s friend and a co-worker found him dead in his hotel room after he didn’t show for breakfast, his mother revealed that she’s commemorating her late son in a very special way.
According to an article from The New York Times published on Friday, Gladys revealed she is getting a tattoo in the memory of her child.
Even though she never liked the tattoos all over his body, she decided to get one to commemorate his death. Many of Bourdain’s tattoos were meant as a way to chronicle his experiences in life across the globe and in the kitchen.
Coincidentally, Gladys is a former editor at the New York Times, and she told the publication that she intends to get the word, “Tony,” tattooed on the inside of her wrist next week. It will be her first and only tattoo.
As you may know, the 61-year-old celebrity chef was cremated in France. And his remains have been sent to his brother, Christopher. Gladys confirmed the funeral would be private because they want “as little fuss” as humanly possible.
The last time he spoke with his mother was on Mother’s Day, and on that day, she described her child as “feisty” and “very talented.” Gladys said her son didn’t hide anything about himself and was all about wearing his heart on his sleeve.
Since the passing of the legendary chef, many of his compatriots and peers in the industry took to social media to express their anguish. Bourdain was dating the actress, Asia Argento, at the time of his death, one of Harvey Weinstein’s most vocal accusers.
Bourdain previously spoke out against him, taking to Twitter to write, “can we call him a rapist yet?” following the actresses revelations that the disgraced producer raped her when she was 21-years-old.