Fans, friends and colleagues are sharing memories of chef, author and TV personality Anthony Bourdain on what would have been his 63rd birthday, June 25, a year after his death. 

Eric Ripert and José Andrés, close friends of the "Parts Unknown" host, created the day to celebrate Bourdain and his contributions, inviting others to raise a glass to Bourdain and remember him with the hashtag #BourdainDay. 

Bourdain died June 8, 2018 in France. While people were asking how to celebrate the chef on the anniversary of his death, it seemed more fitting to celebrate him on his birthday instead, according to Ripert and Andrés.

"I think that the end of his life obviously is traumatic and emotional, but (it) is not as important as the beginning of his life and what he has achieved in his life, and the inspiration that he brought to people," Ripert said to Esquire.

Today is Bourdain Day. Celebrate with his friends@EricRipert and@ChefJoseAndres by sharing your favorite episodes of Parts Unknown#BourdainDaypic.twitter.com/zkjRfvGAVp

— CNN (@CNN)June 25, 2019

Meanwhile, Ripert and Andrés are toasting Bourdain from Singapore.

A true Legend... Anthony, my Dear friend... Happy Birthday! The world wishes you Peace & Love on your journey#BourdainDay
https://t.co/pk3QG0nqG5

— Eric Ripert (@ericripert)June 24, 2019

Fellow TV personality Rachael Ray and CNN colleague Christiane Amanpour remembered him on Instagram and Twitter, respectively. 

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I’m so grateful for a day in honor of a man I respected very deeply. He was cool and brilliant. Over the years we found common ground through humor, music and food. I miss his wit and presence. Singular man. #BOURDAINDAY  @ericripert @chefjoseandres

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Anthony Bourdain departed this earth a year ago. Today I join his friends and colleagues to remember his birthday, and celebrate his life and the grand adventures he took us on.#BourdainDaypic.twitter.com/zI7MAaPJv3

— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour)June 25, 2019

The Culinary Institute of America, Bourdain's alma mater, is paying tribute to Bourdain with a scholarship to help students study abroad. 

To celebrate the life & legacy of#CIAGrad Anthony Bourdain '78, we've established a scholarship to promote study abroad for#prou2bCIA students.

“Travel was such a part of who he was; it was life-changing for him,” said President Tim Ryan.https://t.co/rCQaFba19C#BourdainDaypic.twitter.com/GqPV2ZogFD

— The CIA (@CIACulinary)June 19, 2019

Fans remembered Bourdain for his work, wisdom and words through his long career. 

One of my favorite moments from his work for#BourdainDaypic.twitter.com/tEXtayvduB

— Bach Pham (@bachtalking)June 25, 2019

Remembering the brilliant Sir Anthony Bourdain on this day!#BourdainDaypic.twitter.com/OIUjx9Dzsr

— Linya-Linya (@linyalinya)June 25, 2019

“Walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food. It's a plus for everybody." Happy birthday to the man who showcased humanity from across the globe and inspired many to travel and to eat outside of their comfort zones.#BourdainDaypic.twitter.com/ULkeUbnqrD

— Sam (@geosamL)June 25, 2019

Today would have been Anthony Bourdain’s 63rd Birthday.

In honor of that, watch his perfect description of Waffle House.#BourdainDaypic.twitter.com/lWdtoVQZ0W

— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez)June 25, 2019 

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