Anthony Bourdain Has Died at 61

He was filming Parts Unknown in France.


 

(SPOT.ph) Sad news today for all food enthusiasts: Celebrity chef and host Anthony Bourdain has died at 61 years old. CNN confirms that Bourdain died today, June 8, in what appears to be a suicide.

 

“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN announced in an official statement today. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. 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.”

 

Aside from hosting CNN travel and food docu-series Parts Unknown, where he has featured Filipino food twice and visited the Philippines in one episode, Bourdain was known to be a huge fan of Filipino cuisine, which endeared him to many Filipino fans. At 2017’s World Street Food Congress, he shared his enthusiasm for Filipino food, even declaring sisig as “The number one dish that would really set the world on fire.” You will be missed, Chef Bourdain.

 

Call the Crisis Line for free and anonymous counseling through: (02) 893-7603, 0917-8001123, or 0922-8938944. You can also join SOS Philippines on Facebook, a support group founded for survivors of suicide loss and Filipinos undergoing mental health ailments like depression and bipolar disorder.

 

If you think you may have depression or know someone with depression, you can contact the Department of Health's 24-hour suicide prevention hotline, Hopeline, 804-4637; 0917-5584673; and 2919 for Globe and TM subscribers.

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