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Celebrity chef Anthany Bourdain dies at 61

Anthony Bourdain, arguably one of the most famous food celebrities in the world, has died at the age of 61. At the time of writing, information is unclear, but it's being reported as an apparent suicide. 

The statement - released by CNN, reads:

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. 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. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time."

As well as being hugely influential on the American food scene, in later years he's been just as busy jetting around the globe with his shows about world food, reserving particular love for St John.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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See also: 10 quotes on food from Bourdain that explain why his work was so important

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