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Celebrities React To Anthony Bourdain's Death

The culinary world just lost one of its most shining stars—chef, food critic, and TV personality Anthony Bourdain has passed away at the age of 61. Chef Bourdain was in France working on a new episode the for award-winning CNN series Parts Unknown, CNN confirmed. This Friday morning, French chef Eric Ripert found Anthony unresponsive in his hotel room. When Bourdain’s close friend got into the room, it was already too late. It was reported that apparently, the multi-talented man took his own life.

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," CNN said in a released statement. "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."

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Anthony Bourdain’s death was a shock to the world—especially when earlier this week, famous designer Kate Spade was also found dead because of an apparent suicide. Many celebrities took to social media to share their grief, as well as wishing that Anthony Bourdain can rest in peace.

Famous chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay tweeted that he was “stunned and saddened” by this loss. He credited chef Bourdain as a great source of inspiration since the two had the chance to work with each other. Chef Ramsay also reminded US citizens that there is always a telephone line available to help them in their darkest moments when they think that everything has come to the end—the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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Model and cookbook author Christina Teigen shared her disbelief to the world, asking “Why why why?” The mother of two thanks Anthony for always making food exciting, for having inspired her as he was an “unapologetic, passionate and one of the best storytellers on the planet”.

The former host of Man v. Food, Adam Richman tweeted that he will never stop wondering why this happened, but his heart will forever be with Anthony no matter where he is. "I'll always love you, pal,” he wrote.

CNN's chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, wrote on Twitter. "May he rest in peace now,” and also mentioned that her heart was broken because of this devastation.

Hamilton creator and previous lead-star Lin-Manuel Miranda said that he would always be grateful for the food world that chef Anthony Bourdain has opened and explored.

You can find the list of celebrities payig tribute to the great talent following:

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