Television foodie Anthony Bourdain has died at the age of 61, as a result of a suicide, multiple outlets reported Friday. In recent years, Bourdain became famous for hosting his travel culinary program on CNN “Parts Unknown”
The network released a statement Friday mourning his passing.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network said. “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 found on the floor of a hotel room in Paris while on location filming “Parts Unknown” CNN reported on Friday.
In addition to his television career, Bourdain was also the author of several books, most famously “Kitchen Confidential” and “Medium Raw”