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Anthony Bourdain dies at 61 in apparent suicide


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Award-winning chef, writer and television personality Anthony Bourdain has died in an apparent suicide. He was 61.

 

Bourdain was found dead on Friday morning in his room at a luxury hotel in the tiny village of Kaysersberg in the Alsace region of northeast France. He appeared to have hung himself, according to Christian de Rocquigny du Fayel, the prosecutor of Colmar in

Alsace region, southeast of Kaysersberg.

 

The exact cause of death is under investigation.

 

The hotel where Bourdain was staying declined to comment Friday.

 

Bourdain was the host of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," which has aired on CNN since its premiere in 2013. The travel and food series, which features cuisines and stories from around the world, has won several Emmy Awards as well as a 2013 Peabody Award, according to CNN.

 

CNN confirmed Bourdain's death in a statement Friday.

 

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," the network said. "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 reported that Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode for his hit series when close friend and French chef Eric Ripert found him unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.

Anthony Bourdain dies at 61 in apparent suicide

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So sad. I watched always his shows.

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