Paris June 8: Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain (61) known for his award-winning travel and food series "Parts Unknown" allegedly committed suicide in his hotel room in Paris on Friday.
Television network CNN for whom Bourdain had produced the said series reported about the incident as it released a statement condoling his death. Late chef's close friend Eric Ripert who is himself a French chef found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room today morning as the latter was working on his upcoming episode of the Parts Unknown series in France.
The news of his death has indeed come as a shock to his fans as days before the incident he shared on his Twitter account, the title song for the said episode which was a Chinese song named "Rising Sun Blues (House of the Rising Sun)".
There, he seemed to be looking forward to his new episode. Bourdain was known as a master of crafts in the kitchen. He has a number of cookbooks and television shows in his name. He was also recognised as an advocate for marginalized populations and campaigned for safer working conditions for restaurant staffs.
In 2013, Peabody Award judges honoured Bourdain and "Parts Unknown" for "expanding our palates and horizons in equal measure." Further, 'No Reservations' earned him two Emmy awards and a dozen nominations.
His cookbooks had also been recognised by various award fraternities.
Boudain's suicide comes days after the recent suicide case of Late fashion designer Kate Spades who was found dead in her apartment on June 5.