Beloved well traveler and chef Anthony Bourdain, had died at the age of 61.
CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.
The Peabody award winner was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, “Parts Unknown.” His best friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network said in a statement. “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.”