Celebrity Chef and TV Host Anthony Bourdain Has Died at the Age of 61

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We have some incredibly sad news this morning–world-renowned chef, Emmy award-winning television host, and novelist, Anthony Bourdain, has died in France.

In a statement released by CNN, the network who produced his travel show, Parts Unknown for the past 5 years, it was revealed that the legendary storyteller had committed suicide while on location for his show. Here’s what the stunned news organization had to say about the untimely passing of their beloved host:

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.

At the moment, we know few other details about why Bourdain ended his own life. We will keep you updated with further information as it gets released.

The celebrity chef’s death comes just days after the celebrated designer, Kate Spade, committed suicide in her Manhattan apartment. She was just 55.

To learn more about this breaking story, as well as the recent uptick in suicides across our country, be sure to watch the video below.

What are your thoughts on Bourdain’s death? Why do you think the suicide rate in the U.S. is increasing? Do you have a personal story about suicide that you would like to share?