Celebrity chef and CNN host Anthony Bourdain was found dead early Friday in an apparent suicide, CNN reported Friday morning. 

"Anthony was found dead this morning in his hotel room inFrance. He had hung himself, in his hotel room," Brian Stelter said Friday on CNN. 

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," CNN said in a statement. "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."


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Bourdain, 61, was an outspoken critic of film mogul Harvey Weinstein over the past year after his girlfriend Asia Argento became one of many women to accuse Weinstein of sexual assault.

Bourdain was reportedly in France to film an upcoming episode of his CNN show "Parts Unknown" and was found by close friend and fellow acclaimed chef Eric Ripert.

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