Anthony Bourdain dies at 61
Celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain has died in an apparent suicide on Friday June 8, 2018. He was 61. The cause of death was confirmed by American news network CNN. Eric Ripert, one of Bourdain’s close friends, found him in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France.
CNN released an official statement that Friday morning saying, “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.”
Bourdain was in France that day, still working on the award-winning CNN series “Parts Unknown”. The series premiered in 2013 and won the chef a Peabody Award in 2014. It even has 5 Emmy awards and several nominations.
Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom… is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go. – Anthony Bourdain