According to reports, CNN will release the final season of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, following his death near the beginning of June due to suicide by asphyxiation. The network confirmed the news on Wednesday.
It was a sad day when CNN revealed that Anthony had killed himself on the 8th of June at the age of 61. Around the time of his passing, the vice president of CNN, Amy Entelis, said to a reporter from the Los Angeles Times that his death felt “unreal.”
Amy compared the situation to a bad dream. Thus far, CNN has completed one episode, set in Kenya, along with the host, W. Kamau Bell. There are a few more, including in New York, Texas, Spain, and Indonesia.
However, due to his untimely death, they don’t have enough footage to complete the episodes as they are, and also didn’t get the chance to narrate each episode as they had done previously.
CNN reports that the remaining episodes of the show will feature audio recordings of Anthony, but won’t feature his voice as narration. Entelis said to the New York Times that his voice would be missing, but they would bridge the gap with the voices of others.
Two more episodes will deal with the making of the production as well as Bourdain’s influence on television, culture, food, and traveling. Even though Parts Unknown is coming back, a CNN spokesperson stated there hasn’t been a premiere date set yet.
After Anthony died on the 8th of June, 2018, celebrities online and in interviews expressed their condolences for the daughter he left behind, as well as Asia Argento, who was his girlfriend at the time of his passing. However, some on social media began harassing Argento, blaming his death on her.
A number of different celebrities, including Olivia Munn, wrote a letter to the Los Angeles Times, explaining that Asia shouldn’t be held responsible for the death of her boyfriend.