Anthony Bourdain, CNN host and celebrity chef, remembered as ‘a friend to us all’
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died at the age of 61. (Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn)
Anthony Bourdain was remembered by his friends and colleagues as a “friend to us all” Friday.
Bourdain, a celebrity chef, died by suicide, CNN said.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,”
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. 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.”
Brian Stelter, a CNN reporter, said Bourdain was “a gifted storyteller and writer who took CNN viewers around the world.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson said Bourdain was a “friend of Food & Culture. A friend to us all,” in a Twitter tribute.
“He brought such joy and escape to so many. This is too hard to understand. May he have peace now,” CNN’s Erin Burnett said.