People.com Lifestyle Food Anthony Bourdain Wins Posthumous Emmy for 'Parts Unknown' Over a Year After His Death Anthony Bourdain previously won a posthumous Emmy at last year's ceremony, just months after he died by suicide By Rachel DeSantis Rachel DeSantis Instagram Twitter Rachel DeSantis is a writer/reporter covering music at PEOPLE. She has held various roles since joining the brand in 2019, and was previously a member of the human interest team. As a music writer, Rachel interviews everyone from rock-and-roll legends to up-and-coming stars for magazine feature stories and digital news stories. Rachel is based in New York City, and previously worked as an entertainment reporter at the New York Daily News after getting her start as an Entertainment Weekly intern. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 15, 2019 11:30 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown has won two Creative Arts Emmys, more than one year after the tragic death of its namesake star. The CNN travel series took home a win for outstanding informational series or special on Saturday, while Bourdain himself won the outstanding writing for a nonfiction program for writing the episode titled “Kenya.” The emotional wins were met with messages from those who knew Bourdain best, including his assistant Laurie Woolever and his close friend, chef José Andrés. “One of a million things I wish he were here for,” Woolever wrote on Twitter. Andrés added, “Our friend keeps delivering the goods….I know you are celebrating somewhere….congratulations Dear Friend….” Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown Nominated for 6 Emmy Awards One Year After His Death Parts Unknown was nominated this year for an additional four Emmys, including outstanding cinematography for a nonfiction program (for the “Bhutan” episode), outstanding picture editing for a nonfiction program (“Lower East Side”), outstanding sound editing for a nonfiction program (“Far West Texas”), and outstanding sound mixing for a nonfiction program (“Kenya”). Bourdain previously won a posthumous Emmy at last year’s ceremony, which came just months after he died by suicide at age 61 on June 8, 2018. RELATED VIDEO: Andrew Zimmern Predicts Anthony Bourdain Will Be Remembered 100 Years From Now: ‘Time Won’t Forget Him’ Though many episodes of Parts Unknown‘s 12th and final season were unfinished at the time of Bourdain’s death, CNN and the series’ production company, Zero Point Zero, decided to air the episodes. “Kenya,” which won Bourdain his Emmy this year, was the only episode to feature the star’s narration. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 on Fox.