Famous celebrity chef, CNN show host and writer Anthony Bourdain was found dead on June 8, 2018, in an apparent suicide. CNN released a statement announcing the shocking news that sent the Internet in a spin. Fans, co-workers and celebrity friends have responded with sorrow and grief. According to the new report, Bourdain was found unresponsive in a French hotel. Eric Ripert, a friend of Bourdain’s found him.
Born on June 25, 1956, in New York City, New York, Bourdain would soon celebrate his 62nd birthday. It is unclear whether Bourdain was struggling with depression or any underlying mental health conditions and if so whether he was taking medication.
You may read CNN’s statement below.
CNN statement regarding the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain: pic.twitter.com/MR1S5fP16o
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) June 8, 2018
According to CNN, Bourdain was in France filming episodes for his series Parts Unknown.
Anthony Bourdain’s death is the second to believed caused by suicide is believed to be the second caused by suicide this week. Though a medical examiner will give an official report, the deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain are drawing attention to suicide.
Earlier on Friday, actress Mia Farrow tweeted the number for national suicide prevention.
Fellow celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay stated he was both stunned and saddened to learn of Anthony Bourdain’s death. He also tweeted the phone numbers for the suicide hotlines in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
Anthony Bourdain’s and Kate Spade’s sudden suicides have left the nation in shock and opened a public conversation about suicide symptoms.
It’s unclear what triggered each to take their own lives and investigations into their deaths are currently underway. Many people are paying attention to their loved ones and close friends in order to see if there are any warning signs that might signify someone is in danger.
Anthony Bourdain is best known for his series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Big Short.
He had been in a personal relationship with actress Asia Argento, who is one of the women who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape He was married twice: once to Nancy Putkoski and he had a second marriage to Ottavia Busia. Bourdain and Busia have one child together.