EXCLUSIVE I’ve just spoken with a source very close to Anthony Bourdain in Europe. She says they have “no clue” why he committed suicide this morning. “He was not depressed,” she says. More to come…
This is a terrible shock. CNN says celebrity chef and travel TV correspondent Anthony Bourdain is dead at 61 from suicide. He was found unresponsive in his Paris hotel room by chef and friend Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin restaurant. They were in Paris shooting Bourdain’s CNN show “Parts Unknown.”
Bourdain traveled the world for CNN for his show “Parts Unknown.” He was dating director actress Asia Argento, who accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her interviews and a speech in Cannes last month. Bourdain became an outspoken advocate for Argento and against sexual harassment in restaurants and commercial kitchens.
This comes on the heels of the suicide of Kate Spade this week. What is going on? People who seem to have everything and are on top of the world are suffering from demons that are unimaginable.
Bourdain, married twice, leaves an 11 year old daughter.