Barack Obama leads tributes to the late Anthony Bourdain

The death of chef, author, and TV host Anthony Bourdain has left his fans reeling.

The 61-year-old Bourdain was reportedly found dead in his hotel room in France on Friday morning. News of his death, coupled with CNN’s report attributing it to suicide, has been met with shock and sadness.

Anthony Bourdain, pictured in May 2017, has died at age 61 (Photo: Getty Images)

Tributes to Bourdain, and messages reflecting on the importance of treating mental illness and suicidal feelings, have flooded in from all corners of the world. Celebrities, fellow food industry icons like Gordon Ramsay and Michael Ruhlman, and political figures were among those reacting to Bourdain’s death and his unparalleled legacy.


If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is open 24 hours a day at 800-273-8255.

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