Friday, 8 June 2018

Anthony Bourdain dies at 61 in apparent suicide, CNN says




Anthony Bourdain dies at 61 in apparent suicide, CNN says (ABC News)

Award-winning chef, writer and television personality Anthony Bourdain has died in an apparent suicide, according to CNN. He was 61.
CNN confirmed his death in a statement Friday.
"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," the network said. "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 was the host of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," which has aired on CNN since its premiere in 2013. The travel and food series, which features cuisines and stories from around the world, has won several Emmy Awards as well as a 2013 Peabody Award, according to CNN.
PHOTO: Anthony Bourdain poses with Italian actor and director Asia Argento for the Women In The World Summit in New York, April 12, 2018. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters, FILE)
CNN reported that Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode for his show when he was found unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.
Police in Strasbourg, France, where Bourdain was reportedly on location, told ABC News they "did not immediately have information about the death."
Born in New York City and raised in Leonia, New Jersey, Bourdain went on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978 and pursue a career in cooking.
PHOTO: Chef Anthony Bourdain from New York in Sydney in this March 17, 2005 file photo. (Fairfax Media via Getty Images, FILE)
Chef Anthony Bourdain from New York in Sydney in this March 17, 2005 file photo.
Bourdain authored several other nonfiction books on the culinary industry as well as accounts of his world-travel and food adventures.
Before "Parts Unknown," Bourdain hosted a TV show called "A Cook's Tour" on Food Network and then "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" as well as "The Layover" on the Travel Channel.

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