Anthony Bourdain聽has died at the age of 61.聽CNN聽confirmed the news on Friday, June 8, and said聽he died by聽suicide while聽in Strasbourg, France, filming聽for聽his award-winning travel and food series聽Parts Unknown.聽French chef and close friend Eric Ripert reportedly found Bourdain聽unresponsive in his hotel room聽on Friday morning.

鈥淚t is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,鈥 CNN said in a statement. 鈥淗is 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.鈥

The celebrity chef, TV host, and best-selling author first rose to fame聽with his 2000 book,聽Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. The book鈥檚 acclaim helped Bourdain move to聽TV, where, in 2002, he premiered the food and travel show A Cook鈥檚 Tour on the Food Network. Shortly after, he moved to the Travel Channel聽with No Reservations聽and then The Layover, which became a staple for travelers looking for food and drink recommendations in unfamiliar cities.

In 2012, Bourdain left the Travel Channel for CNN. He has hosted Parts Unknown,聽a show lauded for its exploration of the ties between food and culture around the world, since 2013.

Bourdain is survived by聽an 11-year-old聽daughter.

If you need help or know someone else who does,聽call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for the聽National聽Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text HOME to 741741 for free,聽24-hour support from the聽Crisis Text Line.

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