Chef And TV Host Anthony Bourdain Dies At Age 61

CNN confirms that Bourdain was found dead in a French hotel room.
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Chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain has died at age 61. CNN confirmed their colleague's death on Friday night, Manila time, reporting that the cause was suicide.

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," the network said in a statement. "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 in France working on his CNN show Parts Unknown at the time of his death and was reportedly found by a friend in his hotel room. He was known for his TV shows and books, as well as his advocacy for marginalized groups—and recent support of the #MeToo movement.

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He was in a relationship with Asia Argento and is survived by his daughter Ariane, born in 2007.


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