Jun 08, 2018 10:42 AM EST

Anthony Bourdain Dies at 61

Anthony Bourdain Dies at 61
Anthony Bourdain, the host of CNN's Parts Unknown, has died. He was 61.

Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in Strasbourg France, where he had been filming for his series. The death has been confirmed as a suicide.

CNN released a statement saying, "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."

Jeff Zucker, CNN Chief, commented about the news saying, "an exceptional talent. A storyteller. A gifted writer. A world traveler. An adventurer. He brought something to CNN that no one else had ever brought before. Tony will be greatly missed, not only for his work but also for the passion with which he did it."

Bourdain was a celebrity chef, getting his career started in New York. He began his career in television in 2005 with Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover, and then moved on to CNN for Parts Unknown

Photo Credit: CNN/Parts Unknown
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