- Anthony Bourdain reportedly took his own life in his hotel room in France
- TV network CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death on Friday
Emmy-winning television personality, author and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has been found dead, according to CNN.
CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death on Friday and said that the 61-year-old took his own life.
“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.”
According to the network, Bourdain was in France filming an upcoming episode when chef Eric Ripert, his longtime friend, found him unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.
No more details have been provided.
“Tony was an exceptional talent,” CNN President Jeff Zucker said in an email to employees.
“Tony will be greatly missed not only for his work but also for the passion with which he did it.”
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