Chefs Shocked, Saddened By Anthony Bourdain's Death

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Shocked and heartbroken are some of the reactions to the death of American TV celebrity and food writer Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain was found dead Friday morning in France while working on his CNN series.

CNN confirmed the death, saying the 61-year-old was found unresponsive by friend and chef Eric Ripert. It called his death a suicide.

Chef Gordon Ramsay tweeted he was stunned and saddened. Ramsay wrote that Bourdain "brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures."

"Bizarre Foods" host Andrew Zimmern wrote that a "piece of my heart is truly broken." Zimmern said, "The sad cruel irony is that the last year he'd never been happier."

Actor and former "Man v. Food" host Adam Richman tweeted "Why?" and said his heart was with Bourdain.

Bourdain was born in New York City, but grew up in Leonia, New Jersey. 

He was going to celebrate his 62nd birthday on June 25th.

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.


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