Thursday 18 July, 2019

Anthony Bourdain, 61, found dead in hotel room

American chef, author and television person Anthony Bourdain, has died at age 61.

CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," the network said in a statement Friday morning. "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."

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

His close friend Eric Ripert found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.

Bourdain visited T&T in January of last year.


His visit to this country was aired on Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown on CNN in June.

 

If you feel you need support, please contact Lifeline at their new toll-free number: 800-5588, 231-2824, and 220-3636 or the Suicide Hotline at 645-2800 or 645-6616. The Ministry of Social Development has shared a list of resources for mental health and abuse support.

 

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