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Anthony Bourdain, a gifted storyteller and writer who took CNN viewers around the world, has died by an apparent suicide.  He was 61.  CNN released a statement saying “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network said in a statement Friday morning. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”

How to get help: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 12: Chef Anthony Bourdain attends the 2018 Women In The World Summit at Lincoln Center on April 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)