Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead in his hotel room in France of an apparent suicide

by Asfa Shakeel

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in France. Authorities suspect the television personality killed himself. He was 61 years old at the time of his passing.

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Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in France. (Image source: Instagram/Anthony Bourdain)

Bourdain was a best-selling fiction and non-fiction author. In 2000, his book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, shot him to fame when it joined the best-sellers list. It is a behind-the-scenes look at the world of cuisine. In the book, he revealed his use and abuse of drugs including cocaine, heroin and LSD. He joined the Food Network in 2002 and started his TV show, A Cook’s Tour. In 2005, he joined the Travel Channel. His show was called Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. It picked up two Emmy’s.

He joined CNN in 2013 with a new show based around travel and food, called Parts Unknown.

Anthony Bourdain

He shot to fame with his best-selling book in 2000. (Image source: Instagram/Anthony Bourdain)

At the time of his death, he was in France for the shooting of his series. The show is currently in its 11th season. The network released a statement earlier today to confirm his passing, saying, “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain.”

CNN added, “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.

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He started his show Parts Unknown in 2013. (Image source: Instagram/Anthony Bourdain)

Bourdain had a daughter, Ariane, with Ottavia Busia in 2007. The couple divorced in 2016. Bourdain blamed his hectic work and travel schedule for the split. He revealed that he traveled around 250 days of the year.

President Trump also paid tribute to chef as he left the White House for the G7 Summit, saying, “I want to extend to his family my heartfelt condolences. That was a shock when I woke up this morning: Anthony Bourdain is dead! I enjoyed his show, he was quite a character.”

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He is survived by his daughter Ariane. (Image source: Instagram/Anthony Bourdain)

Many celebrities and chefs took to social media to talk about their grief.

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Fans were equally heartbroken.

According to the US government health officials, suicide in the US has risen by 30% since 1999.

If you or anyone you know is struggling, please call the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255.

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