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Journalist Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61

Bourdain was found unresponsive in his hotel room. CNN confirms that he took his own life.



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Anthony Bourdain, host of the award-winning CNN Series “Parts Unknown,” was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France early Friday. The cable network later confirmed that he had committed suicide.

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," the network said in a statement Friday morning. "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 was in Pittsburgh for a much-anticipated visit last summer. The episode aired in October to mixed reviews.
 

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