The world-traveling celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found unresponsive on Friday morning (June 8) in his hotel room. CNN host Brian Stelter revealed that Bourdain, 61, hanged himself. “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network wrote in a statement.
“His love great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories 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.” The network’s president, Jeff Zucker, also sent an email to employees showing his respect for Bourdain. “Tony will be greatly missed not only for his work but also for the passion with which he did it,” he wrote.
This year has been a rough one when it comes to losing prominent celebrities to mental health battles. World renown DJ and producer Avicii and famous fashion designer Kate Spade both took their lives in the past few months. If you or a loved one is suffering from depression and need someone to speak to, remember the suicide prevention hotline is available 24/7, and the phone number is 1-800-273-8255.