BREAKING: Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61

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This is heart breaking. CNN confirmed this morning that Anthony Bourdain has passed away at 61 and the cause of death is apparent suicide. They released a statement early this morning: 

'"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."

So very sad. The full story is HERE.

Bourdain is an Idol of our own Ridder who obviously took the news hard and says: "Today I will carry a heavy heart. I’ve lost an idol of mine. Bourdain was an amazing man that exposed the human condition and helped audiences think differently about food, travel and themselves. He’s changed me forever. This is a celeb I truly will miss and I’m incredibly bummed I didn’t get a chance to meet him. RIP “Drunk Uncle Tony”

If you or someone you know is suffering please don’t be afraid to ask for help Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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