- Publish Date
- Saturday, 9 June 2018, 10:51AM
American TV chef Anthony Bourdain has died at the age of 61.
The acclaimed cook - known for his shows 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown' and 'The Taste' - was found to be unresponsive by his close friend, French chef Eric Ripert, in his hotel room in France on Friday morning (08.06.18).
He had been in the country shooting on location for an upcoming episode of 'Parts Unknown'.
Cable news network CNN - which aired Bourdain’s culinary travel guide 'Parts Unknown' - confirmed that he had died by taking his own life.
The network said in a statement: "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 most recently in a relationship with Italian actress Asia Argento - the daughter of filmmaker Dario Argento - and is survived by his 11-year-old daughter Ariane, his child with his ex-wife Ottavia Busia.
Since news of his death broke, a number of his famous friends have taken to social media to pay tribute to him.
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