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CNN’s Anthony Bourdain Commits Suicide

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CNN’s Anthony Bourdain has committed suicide at the age of 61, according to the network.

CNN released the following statement on the death of the “Parts Unknown” host early Friday morning:

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.”

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The National Suicide Prevention Hotline phone number is 1-800-273-8255.