For nearly two decades, Anthony Bourdain who has entertained the viewers by taking them all around the world as a television host, exploring not only cuisine, but different cultures and human conditions was found dead in his room on Friday at the age 61.
CNN confirmed that the cause of death was suicide.
Bourdain was working for another episode of his award-winning CNN series, “Parts Unknown” in France. Friday morning, he was found unresponsive in his hotel room by his close friend who is also the French chef, Eric Ripert.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague,”
“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.” CNN stated
Bourdain’s close friend Eric Ripert who found him in the room stated:
“Anthony was a dear friend. He was an exceptional human being, so inspiring and generous. One of the great storytellers of our time who connected with so many. I wish him peace. My love and prayers are with his family, friends and loved ones.”
Chef Gordon Ramsay said Bourdain “brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food.”
May he RIP.