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Anthony Bourdain Dead At 61

June 08, 2018 - 7:34 am

Celebrity chef and Emmy-winning CNN host Anthony Bourdain has died at the age of 61.

CNN, which confirmed the death, says Bourdain committed suicide. 

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," the network said in a statement Friday morning. "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 found unresponsive Friday in a hotel room in France, where he was filming for his "Parts Unknown" series.