Anthony Bourdain, one of the world’s most popular celebrity chefs, reportedly committed suicide early Friday morning in France.
Early reports indicate the 61-year-old Bourdain hung himself in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France, where he was filming his CNN show “Parts Unknown.”
In the past, Bourdain has admitted he has dealt with depression, but there was no indication in recent weeks that he was troubled.
The tragedy comes just three days after style icon Kate Spade committed suicide in New York City.
He leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter.
Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France … according to CNN. The network says Bourdain’s friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert discovered the body Friday morning. He had hanged himself.
They were on location in France shooting an episode of his award-winning show, ‘Parts Unknown.’
Bourdain made his name first as a chef … and then an author. His famous book, “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly,” was published in 2000, and its enormous success helped him jump into TV.
His first show was “A Cook’s Tour” on the Food Network — but the series ‘No Reservations’ on the Travel Channel was his breakout hit.
In 2013, ‘Parts Unknown’ premiered on CNN, and it immediately won a Peabody Award. During a 2016 episode, shot in Argentina, Bourdain admitted he sometimes struggled with depression.
His last Instagram post was a meal he had 4 days ago in France. In typical Bourdain fashion … lots of meats and potatoes.
Among those mourning his passing were some of his fellow chefs.
Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food. Remember that help is a phone call away US:1-800-273-TALK UK: 116 123
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) June 8, 2018
Heartbroken to hear about Tony Bourdain’s death. Unbearable for his family and girlfriend. Am going off twitter for a while
— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) June 8, 2018
RIP doubtful. Tony’s restless spirit will roam the earth in search of justice, truth and a great bowl of noodles. @Bourdain
— Tom Colicchio (@tomcolicchio) June 8, 2018
Bourdain’s girlfriend, Asia Argento, posted this on Twitter following his death.
— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) June 8, 2018
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