Remembering Anthony Bourdain

Chef, author, and CNN colleague Anthony Bourdain passed away early Friday morning from an apparent suicide. He was 61. Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, "Parts Unknown."

“Tony was an exceptional talent. A storyteller. A gifted writer. A world traveler.  An adventurer. He brought something to CNN that no one else had ever brought before,” CNN President Jeff Zucker said in an email to employees. “Tony will be greatly missed not only for his work but also for the passion with which he did it.”

Bourdain and his show, “Parts Unknown,” were honored with a Peabody Award In 2013, and the Smithsonian had once called him “the Elvis of bad boy chefs.” Bourdain’s shows also included “A Cook’s Tour” on Food Network and “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” on Travel Channel. Season eleven of “Parts Unknown” premiered on CNN in May.