Anthony Bourdain, an American chef, author, and television personality who hosted "Parts Unknown," was found dead in his hotel room, CNN reported Friday. He was 61.
Bourdain was found in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France, CNN reported.
The Emmy-winning host committed suicide, CNN confirmed.
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"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," CNN said in a statement Friday morning. "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."
The Smithsonian once called Anthony Bourdain "the original rock star" of the culinary world. Follow updates: https://t.co/iY6Di73QfI pic.twitter.com/L4EANovmkR— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 8, 2018
Bourdain was in France to work on an upcoming episode of “Parts Unknown,” an award-winning series on CNN. His friend, French chef Eric Ripert, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room, CNN reported.
The eleventh season of "Parts Unknown" premiered on CNN last month.
Bourdain won a Peabody Award in 2013 for “expanding our palates and horizons in equal measure," CNN reported.
“I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to his family,” President Donald Trump said as he prepared to attend the G7 summit in Canada. “I enjoyed his show. He was a character.”
Bourdain's death occurred three days after fashion designer Kate Spade hanged herself at her Manhattan apartment on Tuesday.
The 24-hour telephone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK).
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