Famous Chef, Author and Cannabis Cook, Anthony Bourdain Dead At 61
World well-known chef, author, and travel show host, Anthony Bourdain, was discovered dead in Paris on Friday from an obvious suicide. The host of shows such as No Appointments and The Layover who was in the city shooting his latest episode of the CNN series Parts Unknown was found dead in his hotel space at the age of 61.
Bourdain was no stranger to “illegal” substances, having been really honest about his past substance abuse and sometimes even focusing entire segments of his programs to the different ways that cannabis is being utilized all over the world. From covering how hashish is a vital part of the culture in Morocco to finding out more about bhang in India, Bourdain never avoided revealing us more about marijuana usage than the networks desired him to.
CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide. Bourdain remained in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, “Parts Unidentified.” His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel space Friday morning.
“It is with amazing sadness we can validate the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network said in a statement Friday early morning. “His love of excellent adventure, brand-new buddies, great food and beverage and the impressive stories of the world made him a distinct writer.
“His skills never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him quite. Our thoughts and prayers are with his child and family at this extremely tough time.”
Bourdain signed up with CNN five years earlier. In an e-mail to workers, the network’s president, Jeff Zucker, remembered him as an “extraordinary skill.”
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