Published: Friday 08 June, 2018

RIP Anthony Bourdain Dead of Suicide: Celebrity Chef Hanged Himself in Hotel Room

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain is dead. CNN announced that Bourdain committed suicide in France at age 61. No further details about his death have been released at this time.

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Anthony Bourdain was found unresponsive in his hotel room in France. (Fortune/Travel Channel))

‘It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,’ said CNN in a statement issued Friday.

‘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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Bourdain was the host of the network’s show, Parts Unknown, and was filming an episode in France when he committed suicide on Friday.

According to initial reports, his close friend Eric Ripert found him unresponsive in his hotel room.

The suicide of Anthony Bourdain comes just days after the suicide of another celebrity, Kate Spade, in New York.

UPDATE: News reports are now saying that Anthony Bourdain hanged himself in his hotel room.