CNN host Anthony Bourdain was found dead Friday morning by an apparent suicide, reports CNN.
“Tony will be greatly missed not only for his work but also for the passion with which he did it,” CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker wrote.
CNN said Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, Parts Unknown. His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning. He was 61 and took his own life.
“His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much,” CNN said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”