CNN has reported that celebrity chef, author and star of his own TV show, Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain took his own life Friday morning. French Chef, Eric Ripert, found him in his hotel room in France.
Bourdain’s show Parts Unknown was in France filming for a new episode in their 11th Season on CNN. The network the put out an Official Statement.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. 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.”
His fans and colleagues throughout the years have made statements of condolence on Twitter.
Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food. Remember that help is a phone call away US:1-800-273-TALK UK: 116 123
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) June 8, 2018
This is so awful.
Anthony Bourdain, 61, has died. He took his own life.
He was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series. His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 8, 2018
I have to say I’m in total shock to hear that the amazing @Bourdain has just died ? he really broke the mould, pushed the culinary conversation, Rest in peace chef ?? ? thoughts and love to all his family and close friends xxxxxxxxxxx pic.twitter.com/HB7sV7CeRH
— Jamie Oliver (@jamieoliver) June 8, 2018
Incredibly sad news about Anthony Bourdain. Sending such love to his family, including his CNN family, who must be hurting terribly today. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, please remember, help is right here: Nat’l Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 8, 2018