Anthony Bourdain dies at 61

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US celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s food-and-travel-focused Parts Unknown television series, has died at the age of 61, the network said on Friday.

The cause of death was suicide, the network said in a statement. He was found dead in a hotel room in Strasbourg, France, where he had been working on an upcoming episode of his program, the network said.

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Bourdain’s death was the second suicide this week of a high-profile American figure.

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Designer Kate Spade, who built a fashion empire on her signature handbags, was found dead of suicide in her New York apartment on Tuesday.

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Suicide rates rose in nearly every US state from 1999 to 2016, according to figures released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.

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