Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

Chef and storyteller Anthony Bourdain has died of an apparent suicide. Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his CNN series, “Parts Unknown.” His close friend chef Eric Ripert found him unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning. ”It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN said in a statement Friday. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much”