Famed chef, author, television host, media corespondent and culinary master Anthony Bourdain has died of an apparent suicide. His friend and fellow chef Éric Ripert reportedly found his body in a hotel room.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN released in a statement on June 8, 2018. “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.”
At the time of his death, Anthony was in France working on his award-winning CNN series Parts Unknown.
Anthony graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and found fame with his 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. In 2013, he began starring in his travel and food show Parts Unknown on CNN, now in its eleventh season.
This shocking news comes on the heels of Kate Spade’s apparent suicide at her home in New York City.
Rest in peace, Anthony. You will be missed.
Note: If you or any of your loved ones are struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can always reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-8255. They are available 24/7 by phone or online chat.
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