Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Found Dead in France at 61

  • Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Found Dead in France at 61

Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Found Dead in France at 61

Anthony Bourdain's girlfriend, Italian actress Asia Argento, has released a statement after the television chef died by suicide at age 61 on Friday (Jun 8). CNN said he was found hanging in an apparent suicide.

Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in France, where he was filming an episode of his Emmy-winning CNN food and travel program "Parts Unknown", the network said Friday.

CNN said Bourdain´s body was found by his close friend Eric Ripert, the French executive chef of NY restaurant Le Bernardin. He was a great storyteller as he collaborated food and travel to tel stories from around the world. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly hard time".

Meanwhile, Mr Obama posted a picture of himself on Twitter eating noodles with Bourdain in Hanoi, Vietnam. "His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. I am beyond devastated".

"It is with great respect for the leader, the author, the TV entertainer, the visionary Anthony Bourdain that I express all my condolences to his family and to the anonymous people around the world who he made dream so much", Nasti said in a statement Saturday.

In addition to his shows, Bourdain was known for his books, such as his 2000 best seller, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. "If you were to ask most chefs if they had to have house arrest for the rest of their life in one city and eat all of their meals there, just about everyone I know would pick Tokyo". His insatiable curiosity to learn and taste the world, his expansive palate, his love of words and food, both of which superbly complemented each other - all of that started in Jersey.

Almost every other TV travel host I'd ever seen was annoying and fake and made me want to puke a little bit, but suddenly here was this guy who just didn't give a fuck.

Designer Kate Spade, who built a fashion empire on her signature handbags, was found dead in her NY apartment of suicide on Tuesday.

Argento directed the mostly recently aired episode of Parts Unknown, filmed in Hong Kong, which is set to air on Sunday, June 10. I began watching it as often as possible and it inspired me to want to do a travel show of my own, which I finally achieved in 2011. You know, that was daddy, ain't no doubt about it. He became an executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in 1998. "He was irreverent, honest, curious, never condescending and never obsequious", said Prateek Sadhu, head chef and co-owner at Masque Restaurant, who also went to the same culinary school, the Culinary Institute of America. A household name all over the world, Anthony lived out much of his life in front of the camera, penned down few books and hosted shows to explore global cuisines.

Important note: If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, please remember help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.