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Exclusive: Anthony Bourdain the ‘GIFTED STORYTELLER’ – His life, death and his net worth?

ANTHONY Bourdain was found dead in a hotel room in Paris, shocking his legion of fans around the world.

US chef and author was discovered by a close friend on the morning of June 8 in France. Here’s what we know about the much-loved chef…

What was Anthony Bourdain’s cause of death?

Anthony Bourdain was found dead following a suspected suicide.

The popular US television personality – who had worked for CNN since 2013 – died in an apparent suicide in a hotel room in Strasbourg, France.

Bourdain’s close friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert found him unresponsive in his room.

He was working on an episode for his CNN show Parts Unknown, which is currently airing its 11th season.

A French prosecutor said the day after Bourdain was found there was no evidence of foul play in his death.

Christian de Rocquigny added there did not appear to be much planning in the television personality’s suicide.

He said: “There is no element that makes us suspect that someone came into the room at any moment.”
Anthony with friend Eric Ripert, who found him unresponsive on June 8, 2018

How old was the Parts Unknown chef?

Bourdain was 61 and preparing to celebrate his birthday on June 25.

CNN paid tribute to his “remarkable stories” in a statement which read: “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain.

“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.”

What was his net worth?

Anthony Bourdain was worth £11.95million ($16million) in 2018.

Despite his millions, Bourdain once shared a £4.40 meal with Barack Obama.

Bourdain, host of the Emmy winning travel and food show Parts Unknown shot to fame in 2000.

His book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly revealed an expose of the haute cuisine world.

In the lead up to his death, Bourdain was keen to shake off his “bad boy” image, which he gained for his use of sexual references in hit TV show No Reservations.

Enjoying working on Parts Unknown, the chef extraordinaire told the Globe and Mail in April 2018: “I’m not a chef. I’m not bad. And I’m not a boy.”

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