The world-famous chef and gifted storyteller Anthony Bourdain is dead at the age of 61. CNN reported this morning that Bourdain was in France, working on an episode for his travel show, "Parts Unknown." The news outlet reports that Bourdain took his own life.
"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," CNN 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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