Celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain has been discovered dead in his hotel room, aged 61.
Bourdain was in Strasbourg, France, working his CNN series, “Parts Unknown.” The cause of death is thought to be suicide.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN 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.”
“Tony was an exceptional talent,” CNN President Jeff Zucker wrote in an email to employees.
“Tony will be greatly missed not only for his work but also for the passion with which he did it.”
Tributes, condolences and messages of utter shock have been pouring out through social media channels.
Taken from: FAITHWIRE