The world of entertainment was rocked this morning after learning about the death of award-winning chef, writer and television personality Anthony Bourdain. He has passed away at the age of 61 in an apparent suicide.
Bourdain was found dead on Friday morning in his room at a luxury hotel in the tiny village of Kaysersberg in the Alsace region of northeast France. He appeared to have hanged himself, according to Christian de Rocquigny du Fayel, the prosecutor of Colmar in Alsace region, southeast of Kaysersberg.
The exact cause of death is under investigation.
Bourdain was the host of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," which has aired on CNN since its premiere in 2013. 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, according to CNN.
He leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter, Ariane Bourdain.