US chef and TV star Anthony Bourdain found dead in French hotel

Anthony Bourdain, 61, a New York chef who shot to fame with a bestselling book about the 'underbelly' of kitchen life, and who went on to host a regular series of travel programmes on TV has been found dead in a hotel room in Strasbourg, eastern France, after committing suicide, said his employer CNN. 

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The travel host Anthony Bourdain, whose memoir “Kitchen Confidential” about the dark corners of New York’s restaurants started a career in television, died on Friday at 61, reports The New York Times.