Anthony Bourdain: Celebrity Chef, Author, TV Food Show Host Dead at 61

By Atiya Riffat

Anthony Bourdain, the candid big name culinary expert, author and host of CNN’s Parts Unknown, has died at age 61.

Bourdain conferred suicide while in France filming a scene of his Emmy-winning CNN food and travel program “Parts Unknown”, the network said Friday.

CNN revealed that Bourdain’s companion culinary expert Eric Ripert discovered him unresponsive in his hotel room in eastern France and called his demise a suicide.

CNN said in a statement. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller.”

“He loved food. He wrote about food. He lived food. He thought we obsessed about food too much,” Berman said.

‘To Make Us Somewhat Less Anxious’

Bourdain had a great time introducing individuals with new cooking styles. In one scene of “Parts Unknown”, he demonstrated to president Barack Obama generally accepted methods to guzzle Vietnamese noodles at an restaurant in Hanoi.

After a begin washing dishes in an restaurant, the New York-born Bourdain gradually arise through the ranks to become a cook.

His 2000 smash hit “Kitchen Confidential”, The book commenced his big name vocation, offering foodies a look at what goes ahead behind the doors of their favorite restaurants and prompted his turning into a TV host, beginning with “A Cook’s Tour” on the Food Network.

Despite his prosperity on TV, he kept turning out magazine articles and books, including 2006’s The Nasty Bits, 2007’s No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach and 2010’s Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook.

Beyond Crushed’

Bourdain rhapsodized about the delights of Food and drink however candid about his battles with own demons, including alcohol and drug abuse and depression.

He abandons a youthful daughter Ariane, from his association with his ex Ottavia Busia.

His girlfriend actress Asia Argento, In a Twitter statement posted Friday, stated, “Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you would respect their privacy and mine.”

Bourdain’s death comes days after the suicide of another American big name, 55-year-old handbag designer Kate Spade.

As indicated by statistics released on Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control, the suicide rate over the United States has risen 30 percent since 1999, and about 45,000 individuals took their lives in 2016.

Suicide shows a “developing general medical issue”, with noteworthy increments in 44 of the 50 states, said the CDC report.