He was found unresponsive in his room by his close friend and fellow celebrity chef Eric Ripert.
United States celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's food-and-travel-focused "Parts Unknown" television series, has died at the age of 61, the network said on Friday. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly hard time", the statement read further.
Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode for his award-winning television series "Parts Unknown". His show, "Parts Unknown", spent time covering the Detroit food scene during the city's bankruptcy.
Bourdain was married to Nancy Putkoski for 20 years, until 2005.
By this measure, Bourdain, reflected, he had succeeded.
The article became a best-selling book in 2000, "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly". "We mourn the loss to his family and to the millions of people he touched, including many of us in this small province".
In 2013, both Bourdain and CNN took a risk by bringing him to the news network still best known for breaking news and headlines.
Suicide rates rose in almost every US state from 1999 to 2016, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
On the network, anchors struggled to hold back tears as they recalled their late colleague in heartfelt recollections and urged people faced with despair or who know people who are struggling with depression to call a suicide hotline. An online chat also is available.