Fans, friends and colleagues are reacting with shock and sadness to the news of Anthony Bourdain’s apparent suicide. The 61-year-old celebrity chef and Emmy Award-winning “Parts Unknown” host was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France, on Friday morning, CNN said.
“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.”
President Trump said he was shocked to hear of Bourdain’s death.
“That was very shocking when I woke up this morning,” Trump told reporters. “I enjoyed his show. He was quite a character, I will say. But, so, I just want to extend my condolences and also to the family of Kate Spade.” Spade, the famed handbag designer, committed suicide earlier this week.
Remembrances for Bourdain poured in across social media.