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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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, 61, was found dead early this morning. He had been in France working on an upcoming episode of his show, Parts Unknown. 📷: Laurie Woolever If you are thinking about suicide or self-harm, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Suicide Crisis Line at 1-800-784-2433. RG @grubstreet
I have to say I’m in total shock to hear that the amazing @anthonybourdain has just died 💔 he really broke the mould, pushed the The culinary conversation and was the most brilliant writer....he leaves chefs and fans around the world with a massive foodie hole that simply can’t be replaced.....rest in peace chef 👨🍳 🙏 thoughts and love to all his family and close friends xxxxxxxxxxx