Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead at hotel in France

  • Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead at hotel in France

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead at hotel in France

Bourdain established himself as a premiere author and award-winning television personality, giving insights into the culinary world. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly hard time'.

Suicide rates increased by 25% across the United States over the course of nearly two decades ending in 2016, according to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.

CNN confirmed the death, saying in a statement he was found unresponsive Friday morning by friend and chef Eric Ripert, and calling it a suicide. Bourdain's body was found in France where he had been working on new episodes of "Parts Unknown", in which he traveled the world and reported on local cuisine and culture.

USA celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's food-and-travel-focused "Parts Unknown" television series, hanged himself in a French hotel room, CNN said on Friday, in the second high-profile suicide of a us celebrity this week.

He was the host of CNN's "Parts Unknown", had written a best-seller about his time as a chef, and received countless awards and nominations for his work throughout the late 2000s and 2010s.

In 2005 he began hosting the Travel Channel's culinary and cultural adventure programs "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" (2005-2012) and "The Layover" (2011-2013). He became an executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in 1998. J's, Bourdain said, is the kind of place he wishes he had in his own neighborhood. "I loved the people there". "But, looking back, I am a fucking fool".

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