Chef Anthony Bourdain Dies by Suicide at 61
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.
— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) June 8, 2018
Fans, including chef Gordon Ramsay, reacted to his death on Twitter and shared condolences.
#AnthonyBourdain inspired me to make food and restaurants my priority whenever I traveled, RIP to the god
— BigBrownAsiaticLisp (@Waheedsyed92) June 8, 2018
RIP #AnthonyBourdain your stories are examples of how to find the things that unites us rather than divides us.
— Kolestar LG ???????? ???????????? (@kolestar) June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain was always open about his demons and the darkness surrounding him – alcoholism, depression, etc. He just wrote and spoke about it with such wit and liveliness that it became easy to forget how real it was for him. RIP.
— Esoteric Jeff (@EsotericCD) June 8, 2018
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
I loved how Anthony Bourdain tried to show TV viewers how people who weren’t anything like us were just like us. He viewed humanity with curiosity, compassion, humility, and humor. Sad day.
— Julieanne Smolinski (@BoobsRadley) June 8, 2018
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