Anthony Bourdain Found Dead of Apparent Suicide at 61
The celebrity chef, writer and Emmy-winner was reportedly found by close friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert in a hotel room this morning. Bourdain, 61, was in France working on his TV series, “Parts Unknown,” which is currently airing its 11th season. ”His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much,” CNN said in a statement confirming Bourdain’s death. Bourdain’s suicide, following by just days that of celebrated fashion designer Kate Spade, has drawn attention to rising suicide rates across the U.S.