Anthony Bourdain is dead. He was 61.
CNN confirmed Bourdain's death saying the cause of death was suicide. Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series. A close friend reportedly found Bourdain unresponsive, hanged in his hotel room .
BREAKING: Anthony Bourdain of CNN’s “Parts Unknown” is dead. The chef, storyteller and Emmy-winning host has committed suicide at age 61, CNN confirms https://t.co/kUSmSJZXNm pic.twitter.com/VyZyfh5my2— CNN (@CNN) June 8, 2018
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, you are not alone. 1-800-273-TALK (8255) can help.
Rest in peace Anthony @Bourdain. I have been a fan since reading #KitchenConfidential which took me back to my early days as a dishwasher and prep cook. Anthony's humanely-authentic and spirited voice in @PartsUnknownCNN will forever be missed. pic.twitter.com/AJxN14j5rs— Alberto M. Carvalho (@MiamiSup) June 8, 2018
My deepest condolences to his families and loved ones. He sometimes spoke of his battle with depression. I am saddened to hear it took him from us while he still had so much left to share. https://t.co/MDMXlDZdNX— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 8, 2018
Oh my God @Bourdain has taken his life. People are in unmanageable pain. This is my wake up call today. We have to help those who cannot help themselves.— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) June 8, 2018
Incredibly sad news about Anthony Bourdain. Sending such love to his family, including his CNN family, who must be hurting terribly today. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, please remember, help is right here: Nat’l Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 8, 2018
As we were ready to discuss school safety, biased based incidents, and Ring partnership, we learned that Anthony Bourdain committed suicide. Local suicides are through the roof. Early intervention is key. National Hotline tel:1-800-273-8255 https://t.co/drK9bW9p6D— Juan Perez (@JPerezMDPD) June 8, 2018