Sadly, Celebrity Chef, Anthony Bourdain, was found unresponsive in his hotel room in France this morning and it has been confirmed that he’s died from an apparent suicide at the age of 61.
CNN, the home of his show ‘Parts Unknown’ released this statement. “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network 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’s career started in various New York restaurants including the Supper Club and One Fifth Avenue and Brasserie Les Halles. His television career took off in 2005, when he began hosting the Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover, before switching to CNN for Parts Unknown.
Bourdain’s passing is the second celebrity death this week where suicide was the cause as fashion designer Kate Spade took her own life at her Manhattan apartment on Tuesday.
Suicide is a growing problem in the United States. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a survey Thursday showing suicide rates increased by 25% across the United States over nearly two decades ending in 2016. Twenty-five states experienced a rise in suicides by more than 30%, the government report finds.
If you feel like you’ve been losing your own war lately, please do get help as soon as possible or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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