On Friday, June 8, the world was stunned and saddened to learn of the death of chef and travel host Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain was found by fellow chef and close friend Eric Ripert in a hotel room in Paris; the cause of death was ruled suicide. He is survived by his 11-year-old daughter, Ariane Bourdain.
CNN issued a statement on Bourdain's death:
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.
Celebrities took to Twitter to share their grief at the loss of Bourdain.