On Friday, June 8, the sad news emerged that 61-year-old star Anthony Bourdain died by suicide. He was famed for being a top chef, a travel host, and an author, among a plethora of other successful career titles.
Sadly, the “Kitchen Confidential” author reportedly took his own life on Friday at the age of 61. He passed away in a hotel room he was staying in while working on an episode for the CNN segment “Parts Unknown” in Strasbourg, France.
CNN confirmed the news early Friday morning.
They said, “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. 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.”
This sad news comes just a few days after another prominent entrepreneur and artist, Kate Spade, took her own life as well. Now, several celebrities and fans of Bourdain’s are posting heartbreaking tributes on social media. Below are a few of them:
Please be praying for Bourdain’s family during this incredibly difficult time. We will continue to update as more information is made available. Let us know if you are praying. In other recent news, Franklin Graham just revealed truth and sadness about Spade's suicide, and it could equally apply to this news about Bourdain.