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Anthony Bourdain Dies at 61, Social Media Pays Tribute to Celebrity Chef

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Anthony Bourdain has died at the age of 61. The celebrity chef and television personality was found dead in his hotel room in France, where he was filming an upcoming episode of his “Parts Unknown” series. CNN reports that Bourdain died by suicide.

In a statement, the network said, “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. 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.”

Bourdain, who described himself as an “enthusiast,” was a chef, CNN host, author and world traveler. He had explored numerous countries over the years, including Italy, Spain, Lebanon and Iran. The award-winning storyteller encouraged people to “eat and drink with people without fear and prejudice” and to connect with others. Bourdain also starred in various cooking shows and wrote several books, including “Kitchen Confidential,” “A Cook’s Tour,” “Medium Raw” and “No Reservations.”

An hour-long special, “Remembering Anthony Bourdain,” will air on CNN tonight at 10 p.m.

Many people paid tribute to the celebrity chef and CNN host on social media Friday. Take a look at the tweets below:

Social Media Remembers Celebrity Chef and CNN Host Anthony Bourdain

How are you remembering Anthony Bourdain today? Let us know in the comments section below.

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