The star host of food and travel shows "No Reservations" and "Parts Unknown," died Friday morning. According to CNN he died by suicide, Bourdain was 61.
Bourdain began his career as a wunderkind in the culinary world, helming some of New York City's most high-profile restaurants. But much of Bourdain's popularity came from his bucking of trends, often speaking out against many of the highbrow conventions of high cuisine.
Bourdain became most well-known for his globetrotting travel and food show "No Reservations," which saw him trek across the world. Often Bourdain would eschew the Michelin-star rated restaurants in favor of street food vendors.
CNN statement regarding the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain: pic.twitter.com/MR1S5fP16o— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) June 8, 2018