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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead at 61

Celebrity chef and journalist Anthony Bourdain was found dead of an apparent suicide in a hotel room in France on Friday, CNN reports. The 61 year-old star of CNN’s award-winning series "Parts Unknown" rose to fame in 2000 with his best-selling book “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly,” a behind-the-scenes expose on the world of haute cuisine. Hundreds of colleagues, foodies, celebrities, and friends paid tribute to Bourdain on social media, including former president Barack Obama. The traveling food connoisseur had visited Cairo for an episode of his show, where he experienced every delicacy there is, including stuffed pigeon and a full Bedouin feast (watch here, runtime: 42:45). Bourdain’s death came just days after the talented US designer and entrepreneur Kate Spade reportedly killed herself, as we noted last week.

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