Anthony Bourdain—a renowned chef, author, and television personality—has died of apparent suicide, according to CNN. He was 61.
Bourdain, who took us around the world through his travel series and books, was found unresponsive on Friday morning in his hotel room in France by French chef and close friend Eric Ripert. He was in the European country filming for his CNN series Parts Uknown.
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@anthonybourdain on the Star Ferry to Kowloon at night. I directed the new episode for @partsunknowncnn, airing this Sunday night on @cnn — cinematography by Christopher Doyle @dukefeng52
CNN released an official statement on Friday morning, which can be read below:
"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink, and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time."
Bourdain had an 11-year-old daughter and a relationship with 42-year-old actress, Asia Argento. May he R.I.P.
Anthony Bourdain, the chef and gifted storyteller who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died. He was 61. https://t.co/eqFL2anGf4 pic.twitter.com/vUvIZ0QIVg— CNN (@CNN) June 8, 2018
Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food. Remember that help is a phone call away US:1-800-273-TALK UK: 116 123— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) June 8, 2018
I grew up watching Anthony Bourdain travel the world. He taught all of us how to tolerate and love one another through food and culture. The world is a less cool and understanding place without you in it. @Bourdain -AJ https://t.co/hyFmsGlubP— Andrew Janz (@JanzAndrew) June 8, 2018
Another heartbreaking loss.. you are and will always be one of my idols Anthony Bourdain.. watching your show always brought me such happiness. Thoughts and prayers are with your family now... ❤️ pic.twitter.com/mXZuS8RvSb— Lea Michele (@LeaMichele) June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain: pic.twitter.com/l8vmd5fE53— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) June 8, 2018
If you or anyone you know is struggling, please seek help. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
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