Anthony Bourdain, Celebrity Chef and Traveler, Dead of Suicide at 61
Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef, author, and adventure-seeker, died earlier this morning. He was 61.
CNN confirmed the cause of death was suicide.
Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of CNN’s Parts Unknown, when his close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, reportedly found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network said in a statement Friday morning. “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.”
Season 11 of Parts Unknown, just debuted on the network last month. The episode focused entirely on the Lower East Side and will arrive in the fall.