CNN to Remember Anthony Bourdain with Weekend Programming

Most of us woke to the tragic news of the death of Anthony Bourdain. The celebrity chef and host of CNN’s Parts Unknown reportedly took his own life while in France to film a new episode of the upcoming 12th season of his Emmy and Peabody award-winning series. The reaction to the news online has been a mix of shock and sadness for the man who was called the first-ever punk rock chef.

CNN has announced that they will be honoring the memory of Bourdain this weekend with a special tribute called Remembering Anthony Bourdain, which will air tonight at 10 p.m. ET. Tomorrow starting at 8 p.m. ET they will air “a night of Anthony’s favorite episodes of Parts Unknown.” And on Sunday at 9 p.m. they’ll air the previously scheduled new episode of the series which takes the host to Berlin, but with an added introduction by Anderson Cooper. It will be followed by a repeat of Remembering Anthony Bourdain.

The network released an announcement this 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 achieved celebrity status many years spent as executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles, with the released of his book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly in 2000. He would go on to host a handful of different food and travel series, landing at CNN in 2013. He was known for his cooking talents, his storytelling style, and his ability to get people to open up with him on just about any topic.

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