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5 Things to Know About Anthony Bourdain

5 Things to Know About Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain attends the 2018 Women In The World Summit at Lincoln Center on April 12, 2018, in New York City. (Angela Weiss /AFP/Getty Images)

Friday, 08 June 2018 09:29 AM

News of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's death from apparent suicide left the world reeling with shock.

The 61-year-old host of CNN's food-and-travel-focused "Parts Unknown" television series was in France working on an upcoming episode when he was found unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.

CNN released a statement revealing the news, citing suicide as the suspected cause of death.

In light of the tragic news, we have listed five things to know about Anthony Bourdain's career.

1. His career began in the kitchen — Born in New York City and raised in New Jersey, Bourdain attended Vassar College for two years before graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978. His career began in the restaurants of NYC, where he worked behind the scenes running the kitchens for the likes of the Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue and Sullivan's before becoming executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in 1998, Biography noted.

2. An article helped launch his career — Bourdain's mother was a copy editor, so it was only natural that he would also dabble in the writing world. In 1999 the celebrity chef penned the now famous article "Don't Eat Before Reading This" for the New Yorker, which became a best-selling book in 2000, CNN noted. Little did he know this article would catapult his career into the limelight.

3. A TV star is born — Bourdain's 2001 bestselling book, "A Cook's Tour" led to the launch of his own television show of the same name on the Food Network in 2002, which proved to be a massive success, The Spruce Eats noted.

4. Winning two Emmys — Building on the success of the hit show "A Cook's Tour," Bourdain later moved on to host "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" on the Travel Channel, which ended up bagging him two Emmy Awards and a dozen other nominations, CNN said. In 2003 he joined the CNN network to launch the "Parts Unknown" series.

5. Receiving the Peabody award — In 2014 Bourdain received the coveted Peabody Award, which was presented to his "Parts Unknown" show.

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News of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's death from apparent suicide left the world reeling with shock. Here are five things to know about the 61-year-old host of CNN's food-and-travel-focused "Parts Unknown" television series.
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