Anthony Bourdain, globe-trotting chef who explored culture through cuisine, dies at 61 in apparent suicide
Anthony Bourdain, a celebrity chef, author and TV host who traveled the world to explore the nexus of food and culture, died Friday in an apparent suicide, according to CNN. He was 61. He was found dead in his hotel room in France while on location for his series "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown."
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