CELEBRITY CHEF ANTHONY BOURDAIN COMMITS SUICIDE

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Anthony Bourdain, writer and host of CNN's Parts Unknown, has died at the age of 61. CNN said in a statement early Friday that Bourdain committed suicide while working on a new episode of the award winning series in France. He was 61. 

 

Bourdain was found by his friend Eric Ripert, the owner of the world-famous restaurant Le Bernardin who was a common companion on Bourdain’s show. He is survived by his 11-year-old daughter, Ariane.

Prayers and condolences to his family and friends. 

 

If you or someone you know may be contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.