Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

Anthony Bourdain Dies at Age 61

Anthony Bourdain Dies at Age 61

His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Almost 45,000 people committed suicide in 2016, making it one of three leading causes of death in the United States, along with Alzheimer's disease and drug overdoses.

The outspoken chef was reportedly found unresponsive by close friend and French chef Eric Ripert in a hotel in France.

He hosted "A Cook's Tour" on the Food Network, then "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" on the Travel Channel.

Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef who hosted CNN's "Parts Unknown", was found dead on Friday morning, CNN reports.

Celebrity chef and writer Anthony Bourdain has died of an apparent suicide in France, CNN reports. He became an executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in 1998.

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Bourdain was born in New York City, but grew up in Leonia and graduated from Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood in 1973.

According to CNN, he leaves behind a teenage daughter.

Bourdain had been candid about his past struggles with drug addiction, which he detailed in a no holds barred manner in Kitchen Confidential. "I hurt, disappointed and offended many, many, many people and I regret a lot". His girlfriend, Italian actress Asia Argento, is one of the dozens of women who accused Weinstein of sexual assault, harassment or rape after he was exposed in an October New Yorker article.

Anyone in need of help can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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