BREAKING: Anthony Bourdain Dead At 61

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Chef and writer Anthony Bourdain is dead at the age of 61. CNN confirmed the death of the Emmy winning "Parts Unknown" host this morning, saying Bourdain had committed suicide. He was in France at the time of his death, working on an upcoming episode the CNN series. His body was apparently found by a friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert inside his hotel room. 

Bourdain won 6 Emmy's for "Parts Unknown" and "Mind Of a Chef" including dozens of nominations. 

He won a Peabody in 2013 for expanding our palates and horizons in equal measure

Bourdain leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter, Ariane.

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The National Suicide Prevention Hotline can be reached at 1-800-273-TALK(8255). It is open 24/7 and is free and confidential.

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