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Anthony Bourdain, CNN host and celebrity chef, dead at 61

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Anthony Bourdain is dead at the age of 61. CNN has confirmed the cause of death is suicide.

Bourdain's close friend, french chef Eric Ripert, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.

Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, "Parts Unknown."

The network said in a statement, "Bourdain's 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."

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BREAKING: CNN reports that Anthony Bourdain of  “Parts Unknown” is dead.

CNN confirms the chef, storyteller and Emmy-winning host has committed suicide at age 61.

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