Anthony Bourdain, the chef, restaurateur and author who hosted CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” has died at the age of 61, the network said Friday.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN said in a statement. “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.”
The cause was suicide, CNN said.
Bourdain was in France working on a “Parts Unknown” episode when a friend found him unresponsive on Friday morning, CNN reported. Read more