CNN Host Anthony Bourdain Dead At 61

CNN confirmed Bourdain's death in a statement Friday. The network said he took his own life.
Posted at 8:31 AM, Jun 08, 2018

TV personality, author and chef Anthony Bourdain has died. He was 61 years old.

CNN confirmed his death in a statement on Friday. The network said he took his own life.

Bourdain was well known for his award-winning television shows, including CNN's "Parts Unknown." Season 11 of the series premiered on the network last month.

He also wrote several best-selling books, like "Kitchen Confidential" and "Medium Raw."

Bourdain leaves behind his daughter and other family members.

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Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.