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RIP Anthony Bourdain

CNN has confirmed the death of American chef, author, and television personality, Anthony Bourdain, who was 61 years of age. It was confirmed that the cause of death was suicide.
#Newswatch: The news of his death comes after Bourdain was found unresponsive in his hotel room on Friday morning. He was in Strasbourg, France to shoot an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, Parts Unknown. "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," the broadcaster said in a statement on Friday.

Bourdain was perhaps best known for writing his best-selling book called, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, a behind-the-scenes look at restaurant kitchens. In it, he wrote about his personal misdeeds and weaknesses, including drug use.

His first food and world-travel television show was A Cook's Tour on the Food Network. He also hosted Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover. In 2013, he switched to CNN to host Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

CNN's statement said that "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."

His death comes after fashion designer Kate Spade hanged herself in an apparent suicide at her Manhattan apartment on Tuesday.

Read the full CNN statement here.

About Juanita Pienaar

Juanita is the editor of the marketing & media portal on the Bizcommunity website. She is also a contributing writer.

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