Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef, author and television host has been found dead at the age of 61, according to breaking reports.
Early indicators suggest Bourdain’s death may be a result of suicide, with his close friend, French chef Eric Ripert, having found him unresponsive in his hotel room on Friday morning.
CNN have released a statement confirming the news of Bourdain’s passing.
It reads: “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.”
Reports state that Bourdain had been in France working on his award-winning series for CNN titled “Parts Unknown”.
The shocking news comes quick on the heels of fashion designer Kate Spade’s apparent suicide at her New York City home earlier this week.
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