The presenter of Parts Unknown on CNN International (DStv 401) was in Strasbourg, France where he was busy filming an upcoming episode for the series.
According to CNN Anthony Bourdain hanged himself.
CNN in a statement saying he died from suicide, said "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."
Anthony Bourdain's friend, the French chef Eric Ripert, found him unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.
Before doing Parts Unknown for CNN, Anthony Bourdain was the presenter of A Cook’s Tour on the Food Network (DStv 175) and No Reservations on the Travel Channel (DStv 179).
Anthony Bourdain became famous after he wrote the insider tell-all book Kitchen Confidential, exposing the secret seedy side of New York's restaurant business.