FILE PHOTO: Chef Anthony Bourdain speaks onstage during the panel Anthony Bourdain talks with Patrick Radden Keefe at New York Society for Ethical Culture on October 7, 2017 in New York City. Bourdain died at the age of 61. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
When news broke that Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in France, friends, coworkers and fans went to social media to mourn, reacting to his death.
CNN confirmed Bourdain’s cause of death as suicide. He was the host of CNN’s series “Parts Unknown.” Eric Ripert, a chef and friend of Bourdain, found him unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning, CNN reported. Bourdain was in France filming a new episode of the series.
Anthony. One of my idols. Unapologetic, passionate and one of the best storytellers on the planet. Thank you for making food so exciting. And always standing up for everything right. Horrible. Why why why. Be at peace now :(
Incredibly sad news about Anthony Bourdain. Sending such love to his family, including his CNN family, who must be hurting terribly today. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, please remember, help is right here: Nat’l Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Thank you for telling me to visit the Lunch Lady in Saigon, and for making sure I had more than enough reason to see Myanmar for myself. You were a lighthouse in the middle of a dark ocean, @Bourdain. :'( pic.twitter.com/j9aAZU9HdZ
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I thank my love and passion for traveling, exploring the unknown, learning about new cultures and foods, to Anthony. His shows and books have inspired me more than any other person ever could. Truly sad about this news.