It has been confirmed this morning that Anthony Bourdain, know for hosting cooking shows and writing books, has died at the age of 61.

CNN is reporting that his cause of death was an apparent suicide. Bourdain was working on an episode of "Parts Unknown" in France when his body was found in his hotel room.

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,. 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." -CNN