Anthony Bourdain, Chef And Emmy-Winning TV Host, Dead Of Apparent Suicide At 61

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- CNN announced the death of Anthony Bourdain, host of the show Parts Unknown. He was found unresponsive in a hotel in France.

CNN says Bourdain, 61, died of an apparent suicide while working on a show overseas.

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," CNN said, "His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time."

Chef Gordon Ramsay tweeted he was stunned and saddened. Ramsay wrote that Bourdain "brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures."

Bourdain was found dead in France on Friday while working on his CNN series. The network called his death a suicide.

"Bizarre Foods" host Andrew Zimmern wrote that a piece of his heart "is truly broken." Zimmern said "the sad cruel irony" is that in the last year, Bourdain had never been happier.

Actor and former "Man v. Food" host Adam Richman tweeted "Why?" Richman said his heart was with Bourdain.


If you or someone you know is going through a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741. 

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