Celebrity chef, travel journalist, and comic book writer Anthony Bourdain has passed away at age 61 from an apparent suicide, according to CNN.
Bourdain was reportedly found unresponsive in his hotel room in Paris, while there to film an episode of his show Parts Unknown. Parts Unknown was Bourdain's fourth food and travel show following The Layover, the longrunning No Reservations, and Bourdain's first show A Cook's Tour.
Bourdain, who rose to prominence based on his memoirs Kitchen Confidential and Medium Raw, was also a comic book writer, having co-authored the Vertigo Comics graphic novel Get Jiro! with co-writer Joel Rose and artist Langdon Foss. Bourdain also created, curated, and contributed to the Berger Books culinary horror anthology series Hungry Ghosts.
Berger Books editor Karen Berger tweeted a message in remembrance of Bourdain following news of his passing, saying "I am shocked and devastated to hear about Anthony Bourdain. This is so unbelievably sad. He was brilliant,bold and so incredibly talented. My heart goes out to his family and friends. May he rest in peace."
In a panel announcing the launch of the Berger Books line at New York Comic Con 2017, Bourdain opened up about his lifelong love of comic books, reflecting on his early attempts to become a comic books artist before finding his way into the culinary world, even submitting to Joel Rose's cult 80s comic zine Between C&D.