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Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61

09 June 2018

Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room Friday in France while working on his CNN series.

"At this stage, we have no reason to suspect foul play", prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny du Fayel said.

A reporter mocks Anthony Bourdain, just hours after it was revealed he killed himself.

United States celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead in a hotel room in Strasbourg on Friday, network CNN has announced. I am deeply saddened for his daughter, and for Asia.

Bourdain was filming an episode of CNN's award-winning show Parts Unknown when this tragic incident happened.

Acclaimed Dallas chef and owner of Knife Steakhouse, John Tesar sat down with CBS11 for a candid one-on-one interview on Friday to talk about his friend's death.

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We here at Food52 are heartbroken to have lost such a talent today, one who's taught us so much over the years. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly hard time", the statement read further. Anthony was a dear friend.

"He was an exceptional human being, so inspiring and generous", Ripert said.

"Every time he would walk on set I would always shout at him, 'In my next life I'm coming back as Anthony Bourdain!'" she said.

And one of Asia's closest friend's, Olivia Munn, said she was "broken" for her friend. Bourdain's death is the second high profile suicide this week, following beloved American fashion designer Kate Spade on Tuesday.

"He is absolutely the last person in the world I would have ever dreamed would do something like this", Gladys Bourdain told The New York Times. "Success beyond his wildest dreams".

"Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did", her statement read. "He had a choucroute for lunch".

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Bun Cha Huong Lien restaurant in the Vietnamese capital's leafy Old Quarter soared to fame after the 2016 sit-down between Obama and Bourdain for his CNN show.

Najmi hooked up with Bourdain for the episode through mutual friend, Queens born rapper Himanshu Suri, shortly after a community rally he was holding in Jackson Heights, a vibrant community dominated by immigrants from all over the world.

Barack Obama and the late Anthony Bourdain share a drink.

Bourdain, born in NY in 1956, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978 and first became known for his 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.

The 61-year-old celebrity chef was a gifted storyteller and writer who traveled around the world discovering unique eateries, food and culture.

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Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61