Chef Anthony Bourdain Dies by Suicide at 61

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Anthony Bourdain, chef and TV personality, died by suicide, CNN confirmed Friday morning.

“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.”

Bourdain was in France shooting an episode of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” a food and travel series on CNN. Before “Parts Unknown,” Bourdain had another show on the Travel Channel called “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.”

Bourdain’s girlfriend and Italian actress, Asia Argento, tweeted a statement about Bourdain and asked for everyone to respect her and his family’s privacy.

Fans, including chef Gordon Ramsay, reacted to his death on Twitter and shared condolences.

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