Anthony Bourdain, the chef and gifted storyteller who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died. He was 61. CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide. 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.
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