It’s with immense sadness that we report the passing of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain by an apparent suicide, he was 61.
CNN confirmed the news on Friday morning in the following 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.”
Anthony Bourdain was in Paris filming an episode of his CNN show “Parts Unknown” when a friend found him unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.
“Parts Unknown” has won five Emmy awards, and he won one as executive producer of the PBS show “The Mind of a Chef,” according to the Television Academy.
Anthony will be remembered as one of the finest chefs of his generation, with numerous high-profile restaurants in NYC. The talented restauranteur was also a TV presenter and appeared in the brilliant 2015 movie, The Big Short.
My personal favorite Bourdain moment is his epic steak tutorial that taught us the worst mistakes you can make when cooking steak.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this time. RIP, Anthony.