Anthony Bourdain, celebrated American chef, has died from apparent suicide

Cheryl Kahla
Jun 08, 2018
10:08 A.M.

Renowned celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain, was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Paris. He was 61 years old.


Bourdain had been a CNN employee since 2013 and was in Paris filming upcoming episodes of his show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

The network released a statement earlier today in which they express their extreme sadness in confirming "the death of our friend and colleague."

"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."

CNN Statement, June 8, 2018.


They also extended their thoughts and prayers to Bourdain's family and added that he'd be remembered for his exceptional talent and passion.

According to People, the death was classified as a suicide, but the cause of death has not yet been made known to the public.

Throughout the years, Bourdain amassed a legion of fans who followed his adventures as he traveled around the world. They took to Twitter to express their grief.


Christiane Amanpour said Bourdain had 'a huge personality, a giant talent, a unique voice' and was deeply human. 'My heart goes out to his daughter and family,' she added.

Author John Hodgman said his friendship with Bourdain began fourteen years ago when they ate together in Chinatown and talked about food for an article Hodgman was writing.

They had chicken feet for supper, and Bourdain taught him that 'weird food' is delicious too. 'The afternoon vibrated with life,' he said.

Bourdain started his career in 1973 when he graduated from the Dwight-Englewood School. He also attended the Vassar College and the Culinary Institue of America in the late seventies.

He was a best-selling author as well, having penned Kitchen Confidential and Medium Raw. For more details about Bourdain's extraordinary career, follow our Twitter account, AmoMama USA.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Alex Guarnaschelli & Decade Younger Fiancé Split ⁠— He Proposed after Her Kid from Her First Marriage Approved

May 20, 2022

Heartbreaking Final Messages of Regina King’s Son Ian before He Took His Life at 26

January 24, 2022

James Gandolfini Was "Happy" & "Healthy" before His Sudden Death — Inside His Last Moments

March 22, 2022

Sylvester Stallone's Son Ensured He Was Never Compared to Him — No One Spoke to Him in His Last Week of Life

March 17, 2022

Martha Stewart, Once Married for 29 Years, Dated Anthony Hopkins until She Saw Him in 'Silence of the Lambs'

January 28, 2022

Michael Symon's 23-Year Marriage Is 'A World without Rules' & His Wife Is 'The Most Special Person' to Him

April 17, 2022

Jerry Orbach's 'Extraordinary' 25 Year Marriage Saw Him Declare His Love with Poems Every Day

March 29, 2022

Robin Williams Wanted His Children to Be Proud of Him — Meet His 3 Kids Who He Cherished

March 09, 2022

Nick Cave’s Son Jethro Dies: All the Tragic Losses That Marked the Life of the Musician

May 10, 2022

Harry Revealed Pregnant Meghan Wanted to End Her Life ⁠— She Lived So He Would Not Lose Another Loved One

April 19, 2022

Anthony Hopkins Is Happily Married to 'Wonderful' Wife of 18 Years Who Loves Spending His Money

March 27, 2022

CBS's Norah O’Donnell & Her Spouse Have Been Together for 30 Years & Share 3 Kids - She Gave Birth Only Twice

May 04, 2022

Bruce Willis' 'Big Gang of Women' Stands by Him amid His Aphasia Diagnosis — His Blended Family

April 01, 2022

Anthony Geary Was Elizabeth Taylor's 'Boy Toy' — 'The Worse Thing' He Said about Her Was That They Were Friends

May 24, 2022