Chefs are responding to the news of Anthony Bourdain's death with touching tributes on social media

Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAXAnthony Bourdain has died at 61.
  • Anthony Bourdain, the American celebrity chef who hosted CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” was found dead on Friday morning, CNN reported. He was 61.
  • Bourdain was in France at the time. He was working on new episodes of “Parts Unknown,” in which he travelled the world reporting on different cuisines and cultures.
  • Several famous chefs have spoken out on social media with messages of tribute and sadness.

American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead in an apparent suicide on Friday morning, CNN reported. He was 61.

Bourdain was in France at the time, filming the latest episodes of a CNN show that he hosted, “Parts Unknown,” in which he travelled the world reporting on different cuisines and cultures.

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

Since then, celebrity chefs have taken to social media to pay tribute to the popular chef:

British chef Gordon Ramsay, who also hosts several TV shows, posted an emotional message on Friday morning:

Nigella Lawson is a British food writer and journalist who has published several cookbooks:

Yotam Ottolenghi, an Israeli-British chef, restaurant owner, and food writer, posted a photograph of himself with Bourdain:

Adam Richman, best known for hosting the TV show “Man vs. Food,” also posted an emotional message on Friday, offering support to Bourdain’s young daughter:

British chef Marco Pierre White, who appeared in an episode of “Parts Unknown” in 2016, reportedly referred to Bourdain as the “Hemingway of gastronomy.”

It is clear from the messages that Bourdain was a great influence and friend to many of these chefs.

British chef Jamie Oliver offered his condolences to Bourdain’s friends and family:

José Andrés is a Spanish-American chef with restaurants in major cities along the East and West Coast of America. Andrés shared a recent photograph taken of Bourdain aboard the Star Ferry, which travels from Hong Kong island to the mainland:

Danish chef René Redzepi is the co-owner of the two-Michelin-star restaurant Noma:

Amercian chef and restaurateur David Chang posted a black square on his Instagram feed with a quote from the lyrics of a Will Oldham song:

Danny Bowien, the chef and owner of Mission Chinese Food in New York and San Francisco, posted an image of himself with Bourdain:

Neil Perry is an Australian chef and author:

American chef Carla Hall expressed her sadness on Twitter and shared a photograph of the suicide prevention lifeline number:

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