However the reason is under investigation. The travel and food series, which features cuisines and stories from around the world, has won several Emmy Awards as well as a 2013 Peabody Award.
Bourdain leaves behind a daughter, 11-year-old Ariane.
According to the Associated Press, prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny said that on Friday, the famous chef, writer, and host of CNN's Parts Unknown, took the belt from his hotel bathrobe to commit suicide. "We'll miss him", Obama wrote on Twitter, accompanying the photo, taken by his White House photographer Pete Souza. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly hard time". Anthony, our friend, would want it that way.
Bourdain was in Haut-Rhin in France doing an episode of "Parts Unknown".
That being the case, Dr. Anne Schuchat of the CDC said last week that we all can play a role in suicide prevention. He had written that his love of food began as a youth while on a family vacation in France, when he ate his first oyster.
He had everything. Success beyond his wildest dreams.
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Inside, Ripert found that Bourdain had hung himself in his bathroom.
"Being in the vicinity of Anthony Bourdain was so cool for me", said executive chef Arash Kharat.
In 2016, Bourdain shared the simple meal with Mr Obama at the restaurant. Obama and Bourdain discussed Vietnamese-American relations, among other things, while dining on grilled pork, noodles and beer at a small family-run restaurant in Hanoi. When news broke that the famed food critic had died, some were quick to place the blame on Argento, who had recently been seen out and about with one of her male friends and fellow #MeToo advocates, Hugo Clement, in pics obtained by The Daily Mail.
Bourdain's breakthrough as an author came with the 2000 publication of his "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly". "My heart pours out for his family and loved ones", wrote New Yorker food correspondent Helen Rosner, a friend of Bourdain's.
And following the suicide of designer Kate Spade earlier this week-and now, sadly, Bourdain's-I'm grateful to see national and local publications running the phone and text numbers of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (800-273-8255) and the Crisis Text Line (741-741).