Anthony Bourdain is dead.
According to Detroit Free Press, the former chef who became the host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” was found dead, his employer shared on their page moments ago. The the cause of death was suicide.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network 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.”
See the tweet below.
CNN statement regarding the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain: pic.twitter.com/MR1S5fP16o
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) June 8, 2018
This sad news comes days after designer Kate Spade was found dead in her Manhattan apartment in new York. The details surrounding Bourdain’s death are yet to be made public.
Guardian UK adds that Bourdain was reportedly in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series. His friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found him unresponsive in his hotel room.
The deceased rose to the spotlight as one of cooking’s leading storytellers. He authored several books, including Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly and Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook.
He was 61.