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.
If you or anyone you know is struggling, please seek help. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
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