Breaking: Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's 'Parts Unknown' dies at 61
Storyteller and writer, Anthony Bourdain, who transported viewers around the world has died at 61. A news channel confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.
"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," the network said in a statement Friday morning. "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 a magician - in the kitchen and in front of people. He helped audiences understand food, and helped them think differently about it. Coupled with travel, it was a combination that Bourdain knew like the back of his hand. Bourdain 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.