CNN’s Anthony Bourdain has reportedly committed suicide at the age of 61, according to the network.
CNN released the following statement on the death of the “Parts Unknown” host early Friday morning:
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.
Bourdain was found unresponsive in his French hotel room, where he was preparing to film an upcoming episode of “Parts Unknown.”
Bourdain lashed out at Weinstein on twitter, calling him a 'rapist'.
Bourdain also bashed Hillary Clinton as 'shameful' referring to her interviews regarding her relationship with Harvey Weinstein, who donated $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
"I can assure you that the victims of Mr. Weinstein's three decades of predatory behavior are disappointed too. I'm sitting next to one,” Bourdain said of his girlfriend, Argento.
Bourdain concluded: “This Weinstein story is deeply personal to me -- and far far far more personal and painful to people I love and people I care about.”
While the former Democratic presidential nominee did not respond to Bourdain, her former campaign spokesman Brian Fallon did, inviting the TV chef to "eat a scorpion."
Asia Argento, Bourdain's girlfriend, is reportedly 'beyond devastated' about Anthony's death.
Argento accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and was a staunch defender of the #MeToo movement.
The Italian actress and filmmaker's relationship with Bourdain gained prominence after he publicly supported her when she accused Harvey Weinstein of rape. She has since become one of the most vocal supporters of the #MeToo movement.
In the wake of the Weinstein scandal, Bourdain tweeted several times about the disgraced producer. One tweet said, "Can we use the word "rapist" now? #Weinstein"
In an interview with the New Yorker, Argento said that in 2016, Weinstein pressured her into meeting him and private investigators and giving testimony on his behalf. Argento said she declined after Bourdain advised her to avoid Weinstein.
Weinstein has pleaded NOT GUILTY in court on his rape charges.
It is unclear if the Clintons or Weinstein's are involved in Bourdain's' death. This story is developing.