Award-winning chef, writer and television personality Anthony Bourdain was found dead from apparent suicide on Friday.
He was 61.
He appeared to have hung himself in his room at a luxury hotel in the tiny village of Kaysersberg in the Alsace region of northeast France.
The exact cause of death is under investigation.
CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death in a statement Friday.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network said. “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.”