Anthony Michael Bourdain was an American celebrity chef, author, and world traveler who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition.
Friday, June 8, 2018 was the official date of death. According to CNN, Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, “Parts Unknown.” His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning. He was 61.
Bourdain’s cause of death was officially ruled a suicide by hanging. French authorities say that Bourdain hung himself in the bathroom at a luxury hotel, the Chambard, in the village of Kaysersberg in the Haut-Rhin region of Alsace. Authorities indicated that Bourdain used the belt of his hotel bathrobe to hang himself.
How to get help: In the US, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. TheInternational Association for Suicide Prevention and Befrienders Worldwide also can provide contact information for crisis centers around the world.
Feature Photo: Anthony Bourdain on Pier 57 in New York in 2015.Alex Welsh / The New York Times / Redux Pictures