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Shock Suicide: Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Found Dead In Hotel Room

Anthony Bourdain Dead Suicide
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Jun. 8 2018, Updated 1:36 p.m. ET

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American celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain had died. has learned the 61-year-old was found unresponsive in his hotel room this Friday morning.

As of now, his death has been ruled a suicide.

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," CNN said in a statement Friday morning. "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."

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Bourdain was in France filming his CNN series Parts Unknown. Fellow Chef an longtime pal Eric Ripert was the one who found him and alerted authorities this June 8.

Anthony Bourdain’s sad passing comes just three days after the shocking suicide of renowned fashion designer Kate Spade.

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If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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