CNN's Anthony Bourdain Dead At 61

By: Anna Gibson

Bourdain, photo via  CNN

Bourdain, photo via CNN

Anthony Bourdain, talented chef, reporter, writer and storyteller has passed at age 61.

While filming for his popular series on CNN “Parts Unknown.” Bourdain was found unresponsive by friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert Friday morning in his Paris hotel room. CNN has confirmed Bourdain’s cause of death was suicide.

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," CNN Stated. "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."

Friends and fans came out on twitter to react to the Chef's abrupt death.

Bourdain rose to fame after his best-selling culinary book, Kitchen Confidential:
Adventures in the Culinary Underbell. He became so well respected that former

Bourdain and Obama

Bourdain and Obama

President Obama seeked his council during his last few months in Office. He brought
his followers along with him on his culinary adventures across America and the globe
bringing culture into the homes of many.

"Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things
slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life - and travel - leaves
marks on you. Most of the time, those marks - on your body or on your heart - are
beautiful. Often, though, they hurt."-  Anthony Bourdain

The US Center for Disease Control, put out a survey Thursday showing that across the
US suicide rates have gone up 25% and is among the 10 top leading causes of death in
America Right now.

Although you can’t physically see it, the effects of Mental Health can be seen,
sometimes when it may be too late. The Executive Tea encourages our readers and
followers to have a discussion about mental health with loved ones and if you are
experiencing distress you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-
8255 to speak to someone 24 hours a day.