The host of food-and-travel-focused show Parts Unknown died at 61 early Friday morning. Celebrity chef and CNN host Anthony Bourdain was found unresponsive in this hotel room in France by his close friend and colleague, Eric Ripert. At the time of his untimely demise he was working on an episode of Parts Unknown. The show was in its 5th season and was extremely popular with travel and food enthusiasts. 

CNN in their condolence message called Anthony Bourdain a “unique storyteller”. He was extremely popular for his travel and food shows, where he would tell stories of people and cultures from around the world and share interesting facts about their food habits. His show Parts Unknown was the latest in his series of many shows that he had hosted during his career. The program won 5 Emmy Awards and a Peabody too!

As per a statement by CNN, the US celebrity chef and host hanged himself in a French hotel room. This sad news follows the unfortunate demise of 55-year-old fashion designer Kate Spade, who too was found dead in her Park Avenue home on Tuesday. The New York Medical Examiner has confirmed that her death was a suicide. The cause of her death was suicide by hanging. According to a statement by Andy Spade, Kate had been suffering from depression and anxiety for many years.

Anthony was making headlines even before he began work on Parts Unknown. His show on Travel Channel, No Reservations was a big hit with travel and food enthusiasts. Bourdain’s skill as a writer is what later made him a fantastic storyteller.