Just over one year after his death, Anthony Bourdain’s prized possessions will be auctioned off starting in October. More than 200 items owned by the late TV personality will be sold by Antique Roadshow auctioneer Lark Mason, the New York Times reported on Monday, September 16.

The late Kitchen Confidential author’s collection is said to be worth between $200,000 and $400,000. Some of the many items in the auction include a painting by artist John Lurie, a mid-century desk where the food critic wrote, a metallic duck press and a steel-and-meteorite Bob Kramer knife.

Sixty percent of the profits from the online auction will go to his ex-wife, Ottavia Busia, and their 12-year-old daughter, Ariane. The remainder of the proceeds will go to a study-abroad scholarship program created in the late chef’s name at the culinary school he attended, The Culinary Institute of America.

Anthony Bourdain Belongings Sold Online Auction Death

The icon died by suicide on June 12, 2018. He was in the middle of filming an episode for his series, Parts Unknown, when he passed. The series won two awards at the 71st Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, September 16: Outstanding Informational Series or Special and Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program. The show received a total of six nominations. Bourdain was the host and one of the creators of the show that originally appeared on CNN. His friends and family took to social media to pay tribute to the bittersweet occasion. “One of a million things I wish he were here for,” wrote his old assistant Laurie Woolever. “Our friend keeps delivering the goods… I know you are celebrating somewhere,” tweeted good friend José Andrés, “Congratulations Dear Friend…”

Prior to his death, Netflix announced that they will no longer stream Bourdain’s show. After his death, a petition was started to keep the show available on the streaming service. The petition earned 7,000 signatures. “As of today, we’ve extended our agreement that will keep Parts Unknown on the service for months to come,” Netflix wrote on Twitter in response back in June 2018.

Bourdain was found unresponsive his Paris hotel room by his good friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert. The revered culinary figure was 61 when he died.  

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