CNN's Traveling Chef Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
By: Sara Mayer, Xiro Xone News June 8, 2018 Updated: 3:14 PM PT
Legendary chef, author, and host of the Emmy-winning travel show ‘Parts Unknown’ Anthony Bourdain, took his life, while in France.
CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.
Bourdain was introduced to the public when he was 44 years old. He held every job imaginable from dishwasher to sous chef, to before settling in at CNN and becoming a culinary superstar. Bourdain wrote an article for, The New Yorker on what goes on behind the scenes at restaurants that led to his authoring a book titled, ‘Kitchen Confidential.
The book led to a television show watched by, millions around the world.
Industry friends have said, “Bourdain reinvented the food travel log.” He went around the world trying, and appreciating, various foods and cultures, some of which, he did not know the ingredients.
He was the first to admit he had struggled with drugs but kicked the habit. But continued to struggle with alcohol. A reason has not been given for Bourdain’s suicide, and a note has not been found or made public. Bourdain leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter.