Anthony Bourdain Dead of Apparent Suicide

Anthony Bourdain Dead of Apparent Suicide

Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, was found dead on Friday morning of an apparent suicide. At the time, he was in France filming an episode of his TV show. Read on for details of this emerging situation.

Via People.

Anthony Bourdain — the celebrated American chef, best-selling author, and television host — has died at the age of 61 of apparent suicide, CNN confirmed to PEOPLE.

The host of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown was found unresponsive in his hotel room in France on Friday morning by close friend and French chef, Eric Ripert, according to CNN. Both were filming an upcoming episode of Bourdain’s award-winning show.

A Strasbourg police spokesperson confirmed Bourdain’s death to PEOPLE, but could not provide additional comment.

“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network said in a statement. “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.”

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