Bourdain and Busia divorced in 2016, just one year before they would celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, due to his extensive work schedule, which required him to travel at least 250 days out of the year.
Bourdain was in France filming an episode of his CNN series Parts Unknown when he was found unresponsive in his hotel room.
Gladys spoke to Ripert following her son's sudden death and Ripert told her "Tony had been in a dark mood these past couple of days".
Renowned American chef and TV show personality Anthony Bourdain has died at the age of 61.
"If you only address one part - or just the emotions and not the physical part - usually those symptoms don't resolve without looking at the whole person", she said. In a 2008 interview with The Associated Press, Bourdain had said his daughter's birth had changed his outlook on life: "I feel obliged to at least do the best I can and not do anything really stupidly self-destructive if I can avoid it". Thank you for making food so exciting. If they do say they have a plan or a means, you want to take that away.
Bourdain notes at the episode's onset that he "doesn't know what to think" of Israel. It showcased the extraordinary diversity of cultures and cuisines, and how much we all have in common - all through the simple act of sharing meals.
He graduated from the Dwight Englewood school in in 1973 and then graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978, moving onto several New York City restaurants.
Fellow celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay tweeted: "Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain".
Bourdain's books were like the Bible for aspiring chefs and home cooks. He became executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in 1998.
"I have a message for those considering suicide as a solution to a temporary problem". Twenty-five states experienced a rise in suicides by more than 30%, according to a government report published this week.
If you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide, please tell someone or call the suicide prevention hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-888-568-1112 in Maine. The International Association for Suicide Prevention and Befrienders Worldwide also can provide contact information for crisis centers around the world.