June 8 (UPI) — Celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain has committed suicide in France at the age of 61, his employer CNN announced Friday.
He had been working abroad on an episode for Season 11 of his travel and food series Parts Unknown when his friend found him unresponsive in his hotel room.
Details regarding the manner in which he died were not immediately disclosed.
“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.”