Chefs, celebrities mourn death of Anthony Bourdain

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Posted at Jun 09 2018 01:01 AM

Celebrities and chefs all over the world mourned the death of Anthony Bourdain, who died by suicide Friday. He was 61.

Bourdain was found dead in a hotel room in Strasbourg, France, where he had been working on an upcoming episode of his program, a CNN representative said in a statement.

Chefs Gordon Ramsay, Nigella Lawson, Michael Symon, and Buddy Valastro expressed their condolences and paid tribute to the longtime TV personality.

Bourdain's death comes three days after American designer Kate Spade, who built a fashion empire on her signature handbags, was found dead in her New York apartment of suicide on Tuesday.

Bourdain's profile began to soar in 1999, when the New Yorker magazine published his article "Don't Eat Before Reading This," which he developed into the 2000 book, "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly."

He went on to host television programs, first on the Food Network and the Travel Channel, before joining CNN in 2013.

The celebrity chef had praised Filipino food, calling it the "next big thing" and expressed a fondness for lechon, and sisig.