Anthony Bourdain, CNN host and celebrity chef, was remembered by his friends and colleagues as a ‘friend to us all’ following his reported suicide. Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, whose rakish personality and appetite for culinary curiosities entertained millions of viewers, was found dead of an apparent suicide early Friday morning. He was 61.
CNN’s Brian Stelter announced on-air Friday that Bourdain hanged himself.
“Anthony was found dead this morning in his hotel room in France. He had hanged himself in his hotel room,”
The outspoken chef was found unresponsive by his close friend, French chef Eric Ripert, in the French city of Strasbourg. The network said he was working on an upcoming episode of his show “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.”
rdain hosted the CNN original series “Parts Unknown” from 2013-2018. (CNN)
It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN 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’s girlfriend, Italian actress Asia Argento, said she was “beyond devastated” by his death.
“Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine,”
Argento tweeted Friday.