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Anthony Bourdain has died, CNN reports

“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN said in a statement on Friday.
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Anthony Bourdain poses for a photo during an interview with The Canadian Press in Toronto on Monday, October 31, 2016. American celebrity chef Bourdain says he failed to bag a moose while hunting in Newfoundland. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Chef and Emmy-winning television host Anthony Bourdain has died at the age of 61, CNN reports.

Bourdain, who was the host of the network’s Parts Unknown, reportedly took his own life.

“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN said in a statement on Friday.

“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.”

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