CNN: Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dead of apparent suicide

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Celebrity chef and host of CNN's Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain died Friday of an apparent suicide, his network confirmed. He was 61. Celebrity chef and host of CNN's Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain died Friday of an apparent suicide, his network confirmed. He was 61.
NEW YORK -

Celebrity chef and host of CNN's “Parts Unknown” Anthony Bourdain died Friday of an apparent suicide, his network confirmed.  He was 61.

Bourdain was filming on location in France when he was found unresponsive inside of his hotel room, CNN says. 

In a statement CNN wrote, “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.”

Bourdain rose to fame through the New York City culinary scene and gained recognition for his New York Times bestselling book 'Kitchen Confidential.'

He went on to host travel and food shows "No Reservations" and "Parts Unknown."

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

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