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Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61

Celebrity chef and television host Anthony Bourdain was found dead in a Strasbourg, France hotel room early Friday morning, CNN has confirmed. Reports indicate Bourdain died by suicide, he was 61.

“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 the host of CNN’s Parts Unknown and the author of several best-selling books.

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