CNN’s Anthony Bourdain commits suicide

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Anthony Bourdain, a gifted storyteller and writer for CNN, has committed suicide in France where he was working on a story. He was 61.

CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death on Friday, saying he committed 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.”
“Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series “Parts Unknown.” His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning,” CNN added.

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