Anthony Bourdain opened up about depression battle on Parts Unknown

Anthony Bourdain arrives at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Saturday Sept. 12 2015 in Los Angeles

Anthony Bourdain arrives at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Saturday Sept. 12 2015 in Los Angeles

Years before the beloved celebrity chef took his own life in a hotel room in Paris, the vibrant and brutally honest personality was lauded for openly talking about his battles with drug addiction, the loneliness fame could bring and dealing with depression.

During the show, Bourdain puts on tefillin by the Western Wall, takes a walking tour of the Old City with famed worldwide chef Yotam Ottolenghi, eats a meal with an American-born settler, chats with members of the first all-Palestinian race vehicle team in Ramallah, and eats fire-roasted watermelon and other Palestinian foods in Gaza.

A new episode of "Parts Unknown" featuring Berlin was already scheduled to premiere Sunday at 9 p.m. CNN says it will still air, but now "with a special introduction by Anderson Cooper". One of the most famous names in the world of food and travel, Anthony Bourdain was loved by people of all age groups. Bourdain is pictured here with then President Barack Obama in Vietnam. This is when the suicide of one person or multiple people contributes to increased suicidal behavior among others, especially to those who are already harboring suicidal thoughts or are already at risk of suicide.

Not surprisingly, it was on the road, in eastern France, that Bourdain, 61, was found unresponsive Friday morning by good friend and chef Eric Ripert.

The two were in France shooting for Bourdain's CNN show Parts Unknown.

The cause of death is believed to be suicide.

The table and chairs used by the late chef Anthony Bourdain and former United States president Barack Obama are preserved in a glass box at the Bun Cha Huong Lien restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam. They placed printouts of his pictures outside, along with messages and the hotline for a suicide prevention network.

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"Did you relapse? Did you just get home from the best meal of your life?" Many fans and fellow celebrities remembered him as their idol and mentor. "And there are resources if you do", said Donna Ruell of Chicopee. "I used to read his books more than watching his shows".

Before he got into television, he worked as a chef at the NY restaurant.

One woman told 22News people need to check in with their loved ones frequently, and that her doctor often has this discussion with her.

"In the old days, suicide was considered taboo to write about", said Meg Kissinger, a veteran investigative reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who is writing a book about suicide. He became executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in 1998.

Other CNN programs are also honoring Bourdain's legacy.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call theNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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