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U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead, he was 61

U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead, he was 61”

The celebrity chef died yesterday by suicide, aged 61, while in France working on his travel and food show, Parts Unknown. She died of apparent suicide on Tuesday.

CNN confirmed the death, saying in a statement he was found unresponsive Friday morning by friend and chef Eric Ripert, and calling it a suicide. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly hard time", the network said.

"His friend was waiting at breakfast, and waiting and waiting", Mr. Voinson said. Unapologetic, passionate and one of the best storytellers on the planet.

He continued: "I pray he is at peace from the bottom of my heart". His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds.

Asia also wrote "He was my love, my rock, my protector". I am beyond devastated.

Obama posted a tribute on Twitter to Bourdain on Friday, sharing a picture of the pair drinking beer during the meal which took place during his state visit to Hanoi. "This is how I'll remember Tony".

"His most important contribution to food was that he liberated a whole generation of chefs", said Manu Chandra, chef partner of Monkey Bar, The Fatty Bao and Toast & Tonic.

"Anthony was a dear friend", Ripert told ABC News in a statement Friday.

One note said: "Thank you for what you gave to this world, a deeper understanding of culture and food". And always standing up for everything right.

British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay tweeted that he was stunned and saddened by the loss.

For confidential support call the Samaritans in the United Kingdom on 116 123 or visit a local Samaritans branch.

He said her death was a "complete shock". "Please know that your family is not better off without you". He leaves behind a world that will sorely miss him. I hope you are so, so incredibly happy ...

The unique mix of travel, food, and personal stories earned him multiple Emmy Awards.

"She wanted to make lovely handbags and handsome clothes and bright colors and she was very whimsical and free".

During the show, Bourdain puts on tefillin by the Western Wall, takes a walking tour of the Old City with famed global chef Yotam Ottolenghi, eats a meal with an American-born settler, chats with members of the first all-Palestinian race auto team in Ramallah, and eats fire-roasted watermelon and other Palestinian foods in Gaza.

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