Anthony Bourdain hanged himself with a bathrobe belt

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Obama, who shared a peculiar meal with the travel and food show host at a small diner in Vietnam, took to Twitter to pay tribute to Bourdain.

On Friday, longtime friend and renowned chef Eric Ripert found the Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown host unresponsive in his hotel room in France.

Bourdain's struggles with depression were previously brought to light in a 2016 episode of his show, where he visited Argentina - a country which fascinated him because it embraced mental health treatment.

Barack Obama and the late Anthony Bourdain share a drink. Photo: AAPIt isn't clear how or why he killed himself, but tests are being done.

"There (are) also new apps that help connect people to counselors and other services, and that's one of the main things we need to keep in mind is that coping skills and learning how to handle our emotions, but we also need to encourage people to reach out and connect with other people", she said. "Money beyond his wildest dreams", she told the Times.

French authority recently confirmed that there was no evidence of foul play, local news outlets reported.

THE owner of a Hanoi noodle shop where Anthony Bourdain slurped down "bun cha" with former U.S. president Barack Obama expressed her shock and sorrow today over the death of the globetrotting celebrity chef. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. My thoughts are with his family. "Anthony, why?" McGowan said through tears. "Staffers were in awe of Anthony. He was effusive and happy about the Hong Kong episode that was all he could talk about weeks leading up to it, how it was like a high water mark for him", Reynolds said of the episode that his girlfriend Asia Argento directed.

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Tom Namako, the head of breaking news at Buzzfeed, said the newsroom staff "thinks really deeply" about how to cover suicides.

Who can forget that the Philippines rank as one of the most unsafe countries for journalists? I had put myself in a very dark place and behaved recklessly in the not-too-subconscious hope that something awful would happen.

Gladys said Ripert had told her that "Tony had been in a dark mood these past couple of days, but she had no idea why he might have made a decision to kill himself".

Asia also wrote "He was my love, my rock, my protector". I am beyond devastated.

"Thoughts and love to all his family and close friends xxxxxxxxxxx". "I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine", Argento tweeted Friday.

His death came just three days after fashion icon Kate Spade's death which was also by suicide.

Bourdain is survived by his daughter Ariana, 11.