Anthony Michael Bourdain was an American celebrity chef, author, and travel documentarian, who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. Bourdain was a 1978 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of a number of professional kitchens during his career, which included many years spent as an executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan. He first became known for his bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000).  He died on Friday, June 8 2018 a Hotel room.

Anthony Bourdain was 61 and survived by his child

Cause of death

CNN confirmed Anthony died by suicide at 61 on June 8. The network also announced that it was Ripert who found him in his hotel room. “Anthony was a dear friend. He was an exceptional human being, so inspiring and generous,” Ripert said in a statement at the time.

CNN said Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, “Parts Unknown.” His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room  Friday morning. He was 61 and took his own life.
“Anthony was my best friend,” Ripert tweeted. “An exceptional human being, so inspiring & generous. One of the great storytellers who connected w so many. I pray he is at peace from the bottom of my heart. My love and prayers are also w his family, friends, and loved ones.”

 

Anthony Bourdain profile summary

Full Name Anthony Michael Bourdain
Date of Birth June 25, 1956
Occupation Chef, Author, Travel documentarian
Marital Status Married, Ottavia Busia
No. of Children 1
Date of Death June 8, 2018
Age of Death 61
Cause of Death Suicide
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