Beloved Chef, CNN Host, Anthony Bourdain Dead From Suicide At 61

Travel host, chef and CNN storyteller Anthony Bourdain has died at the age of 61. 

CNN confirmed that the cause of Bourdain’s death was suicide.

Bourdain was in France filming an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, ‘Parts Unknown” when his good friend and French chef Eric Ripert found him unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.

“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.”

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This news follows closely behind the passing of fashion designer Kate Spade, whose death was reportedly caused by suicide too.

[If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or go to for a list of additional resources.]

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