Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain in New York. Source: Getty images/ BBC.

American celebrity chef and media personality Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in his hotel room, in France on Friday.

Bourdain passed on at the age of 61.

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CNN reported that the chef died of suspected suicide in Strasbourg, a city in France.

It was gathered that the seasoned chef, was working on a shoot for his series titled, “Parts Unknown” on CNN.

In a statement released on Friday, June 8, the cable 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, a bestselling food, fiction and nonfiction author, rose to stardom in 2000, with his book titled, “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly”.

The writer revealed his abuse of drugs, including cocaine, heroin and LSD in the book.

In March, the media personality told Wall Street journal that he travels 250 days of the year to film his show.

Bourdain who was married twice, was dating Italian actress Asia Argento prior to his death.

His death comes barely two days after 55-year-old celebrity fashion designer Kate Spade died of suicide.