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Obama pays moving tribute to Bourdain

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Former US took to to pay a touching tribute to the globetrotting celebrity who apparently committed suicide in a hotel room in

Obama shared a photo of the celebrated USD 6 lunch he shared with Bourdain at a restaurant in in 2016.

"Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold beer. This is how I'll remember Tony," Obama tweeted.

"He taught us about but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We'll miss him," he said.

Bourdain was found unresponsive in a hotel room in yesterday. According to CNN, the cause of the death was suicide.

Bourdain, 61, was in for work on an upcoming episode of his CNN series ""

The renowned American was filming for season 8 while the then Obama was negotiating a deal with that ended a ban on selling military equipment to when the two met for the famous lunch at Bun Cha Huong Lien, a traditional roadside joint.

Bourdain later said he had found Obama to be "very relaxed and at ease" during their time together.

"What can I tell you about what it's like to sit across from the of the and drink beer from the bottle?," he had told CNN.

"I can tell you that was, in spite of having had a of the whacked in a few days previous, very relaxed and at ease. He seemed to enjoy himself sitting on a low plastic stool eating noodles and pork bits with chopsticks," he said.

President described Bourdain's death as "very sad".

Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn as he departed for the summit yesterday, Trump said he enjoyed Bourdain's television show and found the and world traveler "quite a character".

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 18:10 IST