Gladys Bourdain died on Friday, January 10 at a hospice facility in the Bronx. She was 85. Her son, Christopher, confirmed the death to the New York Times. He said she had been in failing health for some time.
Gladys was a longtime copy editor at The Times, and she was instrumental in helping her late son launch his own culinary career.
As RadarOnline.com reported, her son Anthony took his own life in June 2018 while in Europe filming his CNN series Parts Unknown.
It was later discovered that the star chef, 61, used a bathrobe belt to hang himself in his room at Le Chambard hotel in Kayserserberg, France.