CNN reported that celebrity chef has died at age 61 on Friday, June 8 2018.
The report said that the cause of death was suicide.
The network announced the news at around 7.20pm local time and released a statement:
“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.”
Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of “Parts Unknown”, his award-winning series with CNN.
No stranger with Singapore
Bourdain has made several trips to Singapore and the last time he was here was in March 2017 where he visited 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles.
Bourdain first gained mainstream popularity with his travel and food show Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations which began running in 2002.
Singapore was featured in the first episode of season 4 in 2008 where Bourdain focused on the hawker culture here.
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