"I'm not going on vacation to throw a shrimp on the barbie' with Paul Hogan, when you should be saying, the beer's good, the pub's awesome, the food is ridiculously good at every level and life will be good", Mr Bourdain said. "We'll miss him", Obama wrote on Twitter, accompanying the photo, taken by his White House photographer Pete Souza.
Bourdain had been a vocal supporter of Argento, who was one of the women who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape.
Bourdain was in Haut-Rhin in France doing an episode of "Parts Unknown". "His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds", the Italian actress wrote.
"He made me curious about being an actual chef in an underbelly world", Ms Poh said in the Instagram post.
People all over the world are grieving over the news and paying their respects to the chef's family and loved ones. Anthony's suicide, along with that of Kate Spade of Kate Spade New York, renewed the conversation on mental health and suicide in North America.
He leaves behind his 11 year old daughter Ariane Bourdain.
Bourdain said his youth was punctuated by drug use and he dropped out of Vassar College after two years. But he thrived in restaurant kitchens, and that work led him to the Culinary Institute of America, where he graduated in 1978. He became executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in 1998. 'I will find myself in an airport for instance and I'll order a airport hamburger. "I would have had a different answer a few years ago".
In 2016, Bourdain shared the simple meal with Mr Obama at the restaurant.
"The new celebrity chef culture is a remarkable and admittedly annoying phenomenon".
The chef was loved by people all over the world. Funeral arrangements were not immediately available.