Celebrity chef and writer Anthony Bourdain is Dead
Celebrity chef and writer Anthony Bourdain has died of an apparent suicide in Strasbourg, France, at age 61. During an emotional CNN broadcast, it was reported that he hanged himself.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network said in a statement on Friday, June 8. “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.”
According to the outlet, Bourdain was overseas working on his show, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, at the time. French chef Eric Ripert found him unresponsive in his hotel. No more details have been provided.
“Tony was an exceptional talent,” CNN President Jeff Zucker said in an email to employees. “Tony will be greatly missed not only for his work but also for the passion with which he did it.”
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