By Vanessa Obioha

Cable News Network (CNN) announced Friday the sudden passing of Travel host Anthony Bourdain. He was 61.

He was the author of ‘Kitchen Confidential’, a memoir about the dark corners of New York’s restaurants.

“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague,” CNN said in a statement.

Bourdain was popular for his show “Parts Unknown” on CNN and was working on an episode in Strasbourg, France, when he died. He reportedly killed himself in a hotel room, according to CNN.