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Chef Anthony Bourdain Has Died Aged 61

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Chef Anthony Bourdain Has Died Aged 61

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has died aged 61, according to CNN.

The chef hosted Parts Unknown which aired on CNN. In a statement the network 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."

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His death has been reported as suicide.

He was found by friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert in his hotel in France where he was filming for an upcoming series of the show.

As well as hosting a number of TV shows, he was also a best-selling food, travel and fiction author.

His 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly revealed a behind-the-scenes view of life as a top chef and became an instant hit.

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Bourdain then joined A Cook's Tour on the Food Network in 2002, before working on the Travel Channel on Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, earning himself two Emmy Awards while there.

In 2013 he moved to CNN where he worked up until his death - the show is currently on its eleventh series.

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During his career he filmed with a host of celebrities including Barack Obama, Iggy Pop and Bill Murray.

Tributes have already begun to pour in for the star from across the culinary world.

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Topics: Chef, US News

Claire Reid
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