CNN’s Anthony Bourdain has committed suicide at the age of 61, according to the network.
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 was found unresponsive in his French hotel room, where he was preparing to film an upcoming episode of “Parts Unknown.”
Reactions quickly poured in from across the internet.
CNN reports Anthony Bourdain was found dead this morning at 61. They say he hung himself in his hotel room in France on a shoot for his series Parts Unknown.
— Dorey Scheimer (@DoreyScheimer) June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain, a gifted storyteller and writer who took CNN viewers around the world, has died. He was 61. We have live coverage on CNN now.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 8, 2018
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 8, 2018
This is so awful.
Anthony Bourdain, 61, has died. He took his own life.
He was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series. His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 8, 2018
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The National Suicide Prevention Hotline phone number is 1-800-273-8255.