Gordon Ramsey has posted an emotional message on Facebook after the death of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.
The Hell's Kitchen star wrote: "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 always a phone call away US: 1-800-273-TALK UK: 116 123 ."
Bourdain, star of TV cooking shows such as No Reservations and Parts Unknown, was found dead in a hotel room in Strasbourg, France, this afternoon.
"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," said a spokesperson for CNN, the network that produced his TV shows.
"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."
Ramsay was not the only chef to comment on the life and work of Anthony Bourdain. Sandra Lee, who had often clashed with Bourdain, released a statement to E! News that read: "I am shocked. Anthony was a larger than life personality with so much talent. He was a gifted, smart, articulate man and even though he could be incredibly critical, especially of me, somehow that was part of his charm."
"The food entertainment business is a family and every member has their place with a unique personality; we all have a voice within our family and we always stick together. That does not mean we always agree or get along but we all truly love and adore one another, no matter what. I am so very sad. The food entertainment family has lost their bad boy and he will be greatly missed."
Model Chrissy Teigen tweeted: "Anthony. One of my idols. Unapologetic, passionate and one of the best storytellers on the planet. Thank you for making food so exciting. And always standing up for everything right. Horrible. Why why why. Be at peace now."
Jamie Oliver also posted on social media, writing: "I have to say I'm in total shock to hear that the amazing @Bourdain has just died. He really broke the mould, pushed the culinary conversation, Rest in peace chef, thoughts and love to all his family and close friends xxxxxxxxxxx"