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U.S. Celebrity Chef Bourdain Dies, Had Visited Former Soviet Republics, Iran

U.S. -- Television personality Anthony Bourdain attends a special screening of "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power" at The Whitby Hotel on Monday, July 17, 2017, in New York.

U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who visited Russia, Iran, Georgia, and Armenia, among dozens of other countries for his television program, has been found dead in Paris, a victim of a suspected suicide.

Bourdain, 61, was found in his hotel room in France, where he was working on his CNN series on culinary traditions. Bourdain was host of CNN’s Parts Unknown program, which focused on exotic foods in the cities and countries he visited but also featured travel, history, and cultural aspects.

One of his most-recent episodes, broadcast on May 20, featured his trip to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.

Based on reporting by CNN, AP, and AFP