Marnie Hunter, CNN, Updated 7th March 2022
Editor’s Note — For more about Anthony Bourdain, don’t miss the premiere of the documentary “Roadrunner” on CNN this spring. You can stream all the seasons of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” right now on HBO Max.
(CNN) — Feelings about Anthony Bourdain are no less raw, nearly four years after his shocking death.
Director Morgan Neville’s poignant documentary chronicles Bourdain’s trajectory from New York chef to celebrated author to beloved globe-trotting TV personality, and tries to shed some light on the mystery of his 2018 suicide at age 61.
“I feel like his death was such an unexpected thing to the public, that there’s just like this cultural rip in the paper for people,” Neville said.
“Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain,” from HBO Max and CNN Films and released by Focus Features, examines the brash culinary traveler’s passions and inner struggles and combs through his final months with deeply personal recollections from Bourdain’s friends and family.