TV Host & Chef Anthony Bourdain Has Died of Apparent Suicide at Age 61 Album

Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain in the same week. Stay with us, guys. Please.

Anthony Bourdain has embarked on the final adventure. CNN confirmed that the host of their show “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” had died Friday, June 8 in France while working on an upcoming episode of the show.

Friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room. Bourdain was 61, and CNN said the cause of death was suicide.

The network issued a statement:

“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. 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 started as an author, with “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly” leading to his Food Network show “A Cook’s Tour.” He moved on to Travel Channel’s “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” and “The Layover,” then started hosting “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” in 2013.

Friends, colleagues, and fans have been reacting with shock on social media:

Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food. Remember that help is a phone call away US:1-800-273-TALK UK: 116 123

— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) June 8, 2018

Anthony I am so mad at you. You were so loved, the world is not better without you. I have a message for those considering suicide as a solution to a temporary problem. Please call a hotline. Please reach out. Asia needed you, Anthony. We needed you. Please come back.

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 8, 2018

Through space and time, Anthony. Your love will find you again.

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 8, 2018

Incredibly sad news about Anthony Bourdain. Sending such love to his family, including his CNN family, who must be hurting terribly today. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, please remember, help is right here: Nat’l Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 8, 2018

Also thinking of @AsiaArgento today. Keep her in your prayers. Rest In Peace Anthony Bourdain.

— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 8, 2018

Heartbroken to hear about Tony Bourdain’s death. Unbearable for his family and girlfriend. Am going off twitter for a while

— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) June 8, 2018

Anthony. One of my idols. Unapologetic, passionate and one of the best storytellers on the planet. Thank you for making food so exciting. And always standing up for everything right. Horrible. Why why why. Be at peace now 🙁

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 8, 2018

Anthony Bourdain had the best life. He traveled, ate, drank, made friends, listened to music, talked politics, and relished life across this planet. He had the life you wanted.

If he can be in such pain as to take his own life, anyone can.

Suicide Prevention #

— Steven Boyer 🔥 (@SteveBoyer5000) June 8, 2018

RIP Anthony Bourdain, a man who was as honest and fearless in his words as he was in his travels. You were a real one.

— Tom Kludt (@TomKludt) June 8, 2018

The suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade this week are a reminder: No matter how successful, wealthy or seemingly happy you are, we all battle our own demons.

Reach out to one another. Destigmatize depression, addiction and anxiety.

We are all in this together.

— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) June 8, 2018

A friend of @StarTalkRadio. A friend of Food & Culture. A friend to us all. Anthony Bourdain, RIP. (1956-2018).

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 8, 2018

Anthony Bourdain was so hungry for life and lived it so passionately. And that makes his suicide so damn hard to accept.

— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) June 8, 2018

I have to say I’m in total shock to hear that the amazing @anthonybourdain has just died 💔 he really broke the mould, pushed the The culinary conversation and was the most brilliant writer….he leaves chefs and fans around the world with a massive foodie hole that simply can’t be replaced… in peace chef 👨‍🍳 🙏 thoughts and love to all his family and close friends xxxxxxxxxxx

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Rose McGowan and Megyn Kelly referenced Italian actress Asia Argento because she and Bourdain were said to be dating after she appeared on a 2017 episode of “Parts Unknown.” Bourdain and Argento are together in the photo at top, which is from April 12, 2018. Bourdain had a daughter, Ariane, with his ex-wife, Ottavia Busia. Ariane is 11.

Please call the national suicide hotline before taking any action against your beautiful self: 1-800-273-TALK, 1-800-273-8255.

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