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Anderson Cooper Tearfully Remembers Anthony Bourdain: ‘He Gave Me Hope for What One’s Life Can Become’

Anthony Bourdain was respected by his CNN colleagues during a network’s hour-long memoriam, Remembering Anthony Bourdain, on Friday evening.

Longtime friends and coworkers, including Don Lemon, Christiane Amanpour and Wolf Blitzer, paid reverence to a Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown horde who died during a age of 61 of an apparent suicide in France.

Anderson Cooper also seemed on a special, choking adult as he voiced “shock, difficulty and unhappiness that a male who was clearly carrying a float of his life in a center of his life has now unexpected reached a finish of his life.”

Cooper, who also dedicated his whole 8 p.m. Anderon Cooper 360 promote to Bourdain, added, “He desired and was desired in return.”

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“Honestly, articulate about him in a past moving it’s, it’s unequivocally — yeah, it’s unequivocally tough to — tough to imagine,” he pronounced as he hold behind tears.

“I mean, we never know what goes on in anybody’s head, we never unequivocally know what goes on in anybody’s heart,” continued Cooper, whose brother Carter died by suicide at age 23 in 1988.

“But certainly, we know, a pain he contingency have been feeling, during slightest in that impulse or in those moments, and a loneliness he contingency be feeling it’s only terribly unhappy to consider about. And creates me really unhappy for him to have — to have a succumbed to that,” he shared.

Cooper also told viewers, “He gave me wish for what one’s life can become, can be during 61.”

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New Day co-anchor John Berman also told viewers during a commencement of a special reverence that many during CNN perceived a news in a early morning hours as Berman pronounced he found out about Bourdain’s genocide during 4:45 a.m.

On Friday, Bourdain was found nonchalant in his hotel room by his tighten crony and French chef Eric Ripert, according to CNN. Both were filming an arriving part of Parts Unknown.

During Friday’s salute, Newsroom host Brooke Baldwin pennyless down in tears as she said, “Losing Tony was losing a member of a family, a CNN family.”

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And it was announced on Sunday, only dual days after Bourdain’s death, CNN will atmosphere a new part of Parts Unknown set in Berlin.

“When Berlin front Anderson Cooper is going to give an introduction before a part airs. They were good friends,” Karen Reynolds, director of CNN PR and Bourdain’s longtime publicist for Parts Unknown, confirmed to PEOPLE.

If we or someone we know is deliberation suicide, greatfully hit a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline during 1-800-273-TALK (8255), content “help” to a Crisis Text Line during 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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