Anthony Bourdain suicide: TV chef and Parts Unknown star dies at 61

Friday, June 8, 2018
By Paul Martin

ANTHONY BOURDAIN – a chef and star of CNN’s Parts Unknown – has died at the age of 61, with the cause of death being suicide, CNN reported.

Fri, Jun 8, 2018

According to the news website, his close friend Éric Ripert found the chef unresponsive in his hotel room earlier today.

The network said in a 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.”

The American chef had reportedly been in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

Anthony graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978.

He was involved in numerous professional kitchens, including many years as executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles.

In 2000, he shot to fame with a best-selling book titled called Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.

The book focused on a behind-the-scenes expose on the world of haute cuisine.

After this he shot to international fame with his first show A Cook’s Tour, aired on the Food Network channel.

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