Anthony Bourdain DEAD at 61 in apparent Suicide
Celebrity chef, longtime television personality and storyteller Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in an apparent suicide.
Anthony Bourdain was discovered by a friend in a France hotel room. He had hanged himself.
The CNN network confirmed his death in a statement posted to Twitter on Friday.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network said. “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.”
Anthony Bourdain’s show “Parts Unknown,” featured exotic foods and stories from around the world. Later in his life, Anthony Bourdain also became an avid practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The following clip shows Bourdain discussing food and MMA.
RIP Anthony Bourdain pic.twitter.com/AuCsLZkQqL
— Represent LTD.™ (@RepresentLTD) June 8, 2018
Bourdain was recently filming in Hong Kong and one of his last Tweets describes the difficulties in film production.
Television production is a tough business. Prior preparation prevents piss poor performance . On location with director @AsiaArgento and DP @dukefeng52 Chris Doyle in Hong Kong TONIGHT @PartsUnknownCNN pic.twitter.com/0od1mtOmsv
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) June 3, 2018
Anthony Bourdain was 61-years-old.
Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food. Remember that help is a phone call away US:1-800-273-TALK UK: 116 123
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) June 8, 2018
Goodbye Anthony @Bourdain, I loved the way you saw the world. It won’t be the same without you.
— Binging With Babish (@BingingWBabish) June 8, 2018
Ohh nooo! Anthony Bourdain!!!! Be at peace, brother.❤️
— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) June 8, 2018
Just heard. Cannot process it yet. My condolences to Asia and his family. Such sorrow- the world has lost a good man. https://t.co/rBOxTblerJ
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) June 8, 2018
BROTHER ANTHONY @BOURDAIN YOU ALWAYS TELL ME I AM THE LEGEND. YOU ARE THE REAL LEGEND. I LOVE YOU FOREVER BROTHER
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) June 8, 2018