CNN: Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dead of apparent suicide

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Celebrity chef and CNN contributor Anthony Bourdain has died of an apparent suicide. CNN announced the death to viewers.

The 61-year-old was a gifted storyteller, writing a cult classic memoir on his time as a chef in New York City.

Bourdain went on to host travel and food shows "No Reservations" and "Parts Unknown."

Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series.

He was found unresponsive in his hotel room this morning, according to CNN.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

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