Celebrity chef, author, and television host Anthony Bourdain has died at the age of 61. CNN confirmed the tragic news on June 8, stating the cause of death was suicide. Anthony was in France filming an episode of CNN's Parts Unknown when he died. The travel food show received several Emmy Awards and a 2013 Peabody Award. Anthony previously hosted the acclaimed No Reservations, which ran for nine seasons.
"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," CNN 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."
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