Prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny told The Associated Press on Saturday that the famed chef and host of the CNN series "Parts Unknown" used the belt of his hotel bath robe to commit suicide on Friday.
CNN has since confirmed that Bourdain took his own life. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. "Out of respect for the family at this hard time we have no further comment".
He continued: "I pray he is at peace from the bottom of my heart. My love and prayers are with his family, friends and loved ones".
Bourdain's partner, Asia Argento, also spoke out via Instagram on Friday. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can't even begin to fathom life without her.
In light of this tragic development, a wide range of people have taken to social media to express their sadness. In a 2016 episode, he visited a shopping area of Hanoi, Vietnam with former US President Barack Obama, and the two shared a meal. I immediately thought of Eric and his deep friendship with Tony when I heard the news today. He taught us about food - but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. We were best friends trying to work through our problems in the best way we knew how.
"Anthony. One of my idols".
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Éric wrote: "Anthony was my best friend". And always standing up for everything right.
Chef Gordon Ramsay tweeted he was stunned and saddened.
For confidential support call the Samaritans in the United Kingdom on 116 123 or visit a local Samaritans branch.
The restaurant at 3135 Folsom Blvd.is also placing donation jars throughout the bar for people to give money directly, said Kimio Bazett, one of Kru's owners.
The unique mix of travel, food, and personal stories earned him multiple Emmy Awards.
"I'm just so sorry you were sad, while you made so many others happy".
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 and here in Western New York you can call the Crisis Services hotline 24 hours a day at 716-834-3131.