Renowned chef, food critic and writer Anthony Bourdain has died of a suspected suicide. He was 61.
Bourdain, best known for his CNN series “Parts Unknown”, was in Strasbourg, France, to shoot for the new season of the show, reported the network.
The TV personality’s friend, French chef, Eric Ripert, found him unresponsive in his hotel room today morning.
He began his television journey in 2002 with “A Cook’s Tour” on the Food Network. In 2005 he joined the Travel Channel with “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”. He picked up two Emmy Awards for the series.
Bourdain joined CNN in 2013 with a new travel and food series “Parts Unknown”, which is currently in its 11th season. The same year, Peabody Award judges honoured Bourdain and the series for “expanding our palates and horizons in equal measure.”