Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, the host of CNN’s Parts Unknown, has committed suicide at the age of 61, Breitbart reports.
Bourdain, who was in France filming a segment for his show, was discovered unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning by Eric Ripert, a close friend of the chef.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN said in a statement Friday. Senior media correspondent Brian Stelter reports that Bourdain hung himself.
“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.”
The TV chef, had been married twice, he leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter, Ariane.
Bourdain has been an outspoken supporter of the #MeToo movement since his girlfriend, Asia Argento, accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault in October.
“I am proud and honored to know you. You just did the hardest thing in the world,” Bourdain tweeted at Argento after Ronan Farrow’s scathing expose about Weinstein was published in the New Yorker.
Bourdain’s career skyrocketed after he was cast by the Food Network in the 2002 show “A Cook’s Tour.” From 2005-2012 he starred in “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” on the Travel Channel.
He left the Travel Channel in 2012 to join CNN for his own series called “Parts Unknown.” He showcased food and culture from across the world for his show.
Anthony Bourdain, the host of “Parts Unknown” on liberal CNN, said that he would poison Donald Trump if the celebrity chef was asked to cater a peace summit between the President and Kim Jong Un, Townhall reported.
“I will never eat in his (Donald Trump’s) restaurant. I have utter contempt for him, utter and complete contempt… I’m not going. I’m not going.” Bourdain
He was an Obama loving liberal and an alcoholic.
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FOX reports that while speaking with People earlier this year, Bourdain went into detail about his struggle with being a recovering drug and alcohol user.
“I was a heroin addict, for sure, and I was a cocaine addict, for sure,” he told People. “I never stopped drinking, even after.”
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