Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain hung himself

The "Parts Unknown" star was staying at the Le Chambard hotel in Kaysberg, in northeastern France, where he and the CNN crew were filming an episode on Alsatian food.

Speaking of his last few days, Anthony's mother Gladys Bourdain told The New York Times that he was gloomy.

Rocquigny said that, "there is no element that makes us suspect that someone came into the room at any moment". He also added that a medical expert concluded no signs of violence on Bourdain's body. It was confirmed by a prosecutor on June 9 that he sadly hung himself with the belt from his hotel bathrobe and toxicology tests are now being done to see if there was any medication in his system at the time of his passing.

Unusual mood swings or withdrawing from family, friends and usual activities.

Quoting Anthony's bestseller, Medium Raw, Page Six reported today how Bourdain admitted to being "aimless and regularly suicidal", after the end of his first marriage in 2005.

The food and travel world, and those who appreciate insightful, intelligent, searing storytelling are in mourning, following news that Anthony Bourdain has died. "Money beyond his wildest dreams". I have a lot of questions still-questions without easy or even possible answers-but mostly, I just want to say thank you. But concerns about his well-being escalated the next morning, when he didn't show up for his usual breakfast with Ripert.

Inside, Ripert found that Bourdain had hung himself in his bathroom. Mr. Bourdain knew the chef, Monsieur Nasti; he knew the kitchen.

Bourdain achieved celebrity status after the publication in 2000 of his best-selling book "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly".

In the heartbreaking statement, which Argento shared on Twitter, she wrote: "Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did".

'He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated.

Bourdain said his state of mind improved when he met a woman in London soon after. He attended the Culinary Institute of America before working at New York City restaurants including the Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue and Ed Sullivan's.

Karen Reynolds, director of CNN PR and Bourdain's longtime publicist for Parts Unknown, painted a different picture to People Magazine.

For immediate help if you are in a crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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