Anthony Bourdain, the outspoken former chef and host of CNN's Parts Unknown, has died, his employer, CNN, reported Friday morning. He was 61.
The network said the cause of death was an apparent suicide.
"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," the network 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."