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- Anthony Bourdain, the American celebrity chef who hosted CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” was found dead in an apparent suicide on Friday morning, CNN reported. He was 61.
- Bourdain was in France at the time. He was working on new episodes of “Parts Unknown,” in which he traveled the world reporting on different cuisines and cultures.
- Several famous chefs have spoken out on social media with messages of tribute and sadness.
American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead in an apparent suicide on Friday morning, CNN reported. He was 61.
Bourdain was in France at the time, filming the latest episodes of a CNN show that he hosted, “Parts Unknown,” in which he traveled the world reporting on different cuisines and cultures.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,”CNN said in a statement on Friday morning. “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.”
Since then, celebrity chefs have taken to social media to pay tribute to the popular chef:
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
Damn it, Tony.
I’ll always love you, pal.
Always be grateful.
Never gonna stop wondering why, though.
My heart is with you, wherever you are. Sending strength to your daughter.
Thank you, thank you – a thousand thousand thank you’s for everything.@Bourdain
— Adam Richman (@AdamRichman) June 8, 2018
British Marco Pierre White, who appeared in an episode of “Parts Unknown” in 2016, referred to Bourdain as the “Hemingway of gastronomy.”
Marco Pierre White: "Anthony Bourdain was the Hemingway of gastronomy."
— Richard Vines (@Richardvines) June 8, 2018
I have to say I’m in total shock to hear that the amazing @Bourdain has just died ???? he really broke the mould, pushed the culinary conversation, Rest in peace chef ???????? ???? thoughts and love to all his family and close friends xxxxxxxxxxx pic.twitter.com/HB7sV7CeRH
— Jamie Oliver (@jamieoliver) June 8, 2018
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has had thoughts of harming themselves or taking their own life, get help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress, as well as best practices for professionals and resources to aid in prevention and crisis situations.