Chef Anthony Bourdain Has Died Aged 61

Sunday, 10 Jun, 2018

Anthony Bourdain featured Seattle on his shows twice in recent years, to explore a city he called a "strange and attractive place".

The celebrity chef died yesterday by suicide, aged 61, while in France working on his travel and food show, Parts Unknown.

Television networks, viewers, readers and restauranteurs are paying tribute to Anthony Bourdain this weekend, one day after he was found dead in a hotel room in France.

Bourdain's death happened after fashion designer Kate Spade hanged herself in an apparent suicide at her Manhattan apartment on Tuesday. CNN has since confirmed that Bourdain took his own life. "We'll miss him", Obama wrote on Twitter, accompanying the photo, taken by his White House photographer Pete Souza. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly hard time", said the statement released by CNN.

Bourdain was staying at Le Chambard, a luxury hotel in Kayersberg, near where he was filming an episode of his CNN show.

"He is absolutely the last person in the world I would have ever dreamed would do something like this", Gladys Bourdain, who was a longtime editor at The New York Times, said.

"When you've seen what I've seen on a regular basis it changes your world view", he said.

Ripert, in a statement to The New York Times, called Bourdain "a dear friend". An exceptional human being, so inspiring & generous.

Argento was one of first few actresses who accused Weinstein of sexual assault, opening the floodgates to such complaints from many other actresses. "It's a shame I have to live with", he said. He inspired an entire generation of foodies, chefs and travellers.

Rose McGowan breaks down in a video tribute she left for her friend Anthony Bourdain.

"Thoughts and love to all his family and close friends xxxxxxxxxxx".

"But certainly, you know, the pain he must have been feeling, at least in that moment or in those moments, and the loneliness he must've been feeling - it's just terribly sad to think about".

The concept was that I had gone off the rails and was living in a one room apartment with about 100 cats and now spent my days yelling at a TV playing our old network.

Anyone in crisis, or who knows someone in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.