Here's How The World Is Reacting After Learning About Anthony Bourdain's Suicide
Anthony Bourdain has died, at the age of 61, reportedly by suicide, according to CNN which confirmed his death on Friday. He was found unresponsive in his hotel room by his close friend Eric Ripert.
A chef turned writer and television host, Anthony was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning series about travel, food and the peoples of the world called "Parts Unknown"
"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," CNN said with the network's president, Jeff Zucker, adding that Anthony will be "greatly missed not only for his work but also for the passion with which he did it."
The news of Anthony's death has left everyone in the world stunned, with millions taking to social media to express their sorrow
CNN's chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, took to her Twitter account to say, "My heart breaks for Tony Bourdain. May he rest in peace now."
Former US President Barack Obama tweeted a photo of him and Anthony sharing a meal together, writing how the chef taught us about food's "ability to bring us together."
Anthony's girlfriend, Italian actress Asia Argento, tweeted to say that she remembered him as someone who "gave all of himself in everything that he did. He was my love, my rock, my protector."
Author and humorist John Hodgman took to Twitter to recall how Anthony taught him that "our "weird" is the world's delicious"
Khaled Beydoun, a law professor based in US, tweeted to say how Anthony was among the few who regularly humanised Muslims
Writer and civil rights activist Shaun King tweeted out the four ways he hopes the people will live their lives to honour Anthony
Fellow chef Gordon Ramsay took to his Twitter account to say that Anthony "brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food"
Andrew Zimmern, another chef and TV host, said he was "a symphony. I wish everyone could have seen all of him. A true friend."
Many praised Anthony for doing 'right' by other cultures, recognising his respect towards different cultures around the world
Rest in peace, chef!
A few days ago, fashion mogul Kate Spade was found dead from an apparent suicide by hanging in her New York City apartment: