Anthony Bourdain, Travel Host and Cannabis Advocate, Dead at 61

Travel host, chef, and cannabis advocate Anthony Bourdain has died at the age of 61. CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death Friday and has reported the cause as suicide. He had been in France to produce an installment of his CNN series Parts Unknown according to the news network. Chef Eric Ripert, a close friend of Bourdain, found him in his hotel room unconscious on Friday morning.

A consummate adventurer, Bourdain spent much of his adult life traveling, cooking, eating, and writing. He was also an advocate for cannabis. He was once filmed enjoying a cannabis-infused pizza in Cambodia, although he didn’t come right out and say it. But he hinted pretty strongly about it.

“What makes this pizza happy so happy?” he wondered aloud. “Let’s just say there’s a powerful herbal component to this pizza…It’s the pizza that makes you insane in the membrane.”

He even took the opportunity to share some

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