Anthony Bourdain, the American TV chef, has been found dead.
The 61-year-old's body was discovered in a hotel room in France, where he was filming for CNN.
The television network has confirmed the presenter died by suicide.
BREAKING: Anthony Bourdain of CNN’s “Parts Unknown” is dead. The chef, storyteller and Emmy-winning host has committed suicide at age 61, CNN confirms https://t.co/kUSmSJZXNm pic.twitter.com/VyZyfh5my2
— CNN (@CNN) June 8, 2018
In a statement CNN described him as a unique storyteller who will be very much missed.
His profile began to soar when his hugely popular book 'Kitchen Confidential' was made into a TV series.
He was also known for shows including A Cook's Tour - Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations and The Layover.