Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Has Died At The Age Of 61

Diply 8 Jun 2018

Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef and host of CNN's Parts Unknown, was found dead Friday morning of an apparent suicide.

CNN released a statement saying, "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain."

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Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning show, Parts Unknown.

His friend, fellow chef Eric Ripert, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room.

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In 2000, Bourdain released the bestselling book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, which chronicled his life as a chef. The success of Bourdain's book led him to his own food and world-travel show, A Cook's Tour.

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On Bourdain's career, CNN said, "His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink, and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller."

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Bourdain is survived by his daughter, Ariane, as well as his girlfriend, Italian actress Asia Argento.

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The public has responded with resounding sadness to Bourdain's death, including Queer Eye's own chef, Antoni Porowski. 

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Chirssy Teigen also shared her sorrow over the loss of an integral member of the culinary community. 

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We are incredibly saddened by the death of Anthony Bourdain, and he will be remembered for his passionate contributions to the world of cuisine and the arts. 

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