World famous chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain is dead at 61 after being found unresponsive in his France hotel room, according to a report from CNN, which says Bourdain committed suicide.
"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."
"Parts Unknown," the popular food show that took viewers around the world to taste and see how exotic foods are created on all seven continents, debuted on CNN in 2013.
He was a regular visitor to the Twin Cities for his shows, and in 2016 called Minneapolis an "unexpected foodie city."
He was also friends with Minnesota celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern, whom Bourdain praised in a 2016 interview with The News Journal.
"He's smart, nice and insightful. But I also resent him a little bit because my daughter worships him," said Bourdain.
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Bourdain's reported suicide comes just days after fashion designer Kate Spade died of an apparent suicide by hanging.
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