Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain wins posthumous Emmys for 'Parts Unknown'

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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain who committed suicide in June, was posthumously awarded two Emmys for his CNN food and travel show Parts Unknown.

Bourdain was awarded the Emmy for outstanding writing of a non-fiction programme for an episode of the series set in southern Italy that aired last November during its 10th season. The second Emmy was for best informational series or special in his role as host and executive producer of Parts Unknown.

Bourdain has earlier won the Emmys four years in a row as producer and host of Parts Unknown.

Bourdain was found dead in a hotel room in Strasbourg, France, where he had been working on an upcoming episode of his programme. Bourdain’s profile began to soar in 1999, when the New Yorker magazine published his article 'Don’t Eat Before Reading This' which he developed into the 2000 book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.

He went on to host television programmes, first on the Food Network and the Travel Channel, before joining CNN in 2013.