Anthony Bourdain Dead At 61
Celebrity chef and CNN personality Anthony Bourdain is dead after reportedly committing suicide, CNN has confirmed. He was 61.
Bourdain, who was filming new episodes of Parts Unknown in Paris, was found unresponsive by friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert Friday morning (June 8).
"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," CNN 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."
Bourdain racked up a handful of awards across his illustrious career, and in in 2013, Peabody Award judges honored his unique take on food and exploration.