While in France working on an epsidoe of "Anthony Bourdain: Parks Unknown" the chef was found in his hotel room.
CNN reports that Bourdain committed suicide. He was 61 years old.
Anthony Bourdain worked his way up from a dishwasher all the way to chef before becoming a TV personalty. He had a regular show on The Travel Channel, "No Reservations," which ran for seven years.
Bourdain moved over to CNN in 2013 where he had more access to countries he had difficulty entering with The Travel Channel.