Award-winning U.S. chef and travel presenter Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in France, according to his employer, the broadcaster CNN, on Friday.
Bourdain, 61, had been filming on location for a new show. CNN said his death was an apparent suicide.
“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,” CNN said in a statement.
Bourdain, whose daughter was born in 2007, had filmed all over the world for his acclaimed No Reservations series, which merged exploring local cuisine with culture, history and politics.
The idea for the episode — In the Greek Islands — was simple, Bourdain said: “I go to a really nice, laid-back Greek island — one with an actual local culture, businesses and income streams outside of tourism — and slide gently into another year of making television whilst maintaining my suntan from summer vacation.”