Anthony Bourdain is dead at 61

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Anthony Bourdain, the internationally acclaimed writer and host from CNN, has died today by suicide.

CNN released a statement addressing the famous tv personality, who delighted fans all around the world with his daring food features in his show “Parts Unknown”.

“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. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”

Bourdain was found unresponsive by a close friend, Chef Eric Ripert, in his hotel room. Bourdain was in France for the latest installment in his award-winning ‘Parts Unknown’ series.

No additional details have yet been released regarding his death.

People on Twitter are understandably shocked:

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