Days after fashion designer Kate Spade hanged herself in an apparent suicide at her apartment, Anthony Bourdain, a renown storyteller and writer who is popular for taking CNN’s audience around the world is dead.
He died by suicide this morning in France.
61-years-old Bourdain was found unresponsive in his hotel room by His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef. He was in France to work on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series "Parts Unknown”
CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.
"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."