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Anderson Cooper Gives Emotional Tribute to Anthony Bourdain: ‘The Pain He Must Have Been Feeling’

On Friday, CNN’s website was draped in black in memory of Anthony Bourdain.

It was only one of a number of tributes from the network after the 61-year-old Parts Unknown host was found dead in his hotel room of an apparent suicide.

“We will be remembering our friend and colleague Anthony Bourdain this weekend by sharing his talent and stories,” CNN tweeted out, listing the scheduled events intended to honor the memory of Bourdain.

During the 10 pm episode, members of the CNN family shared their memories and love for the man they called Tony.

Among them, Anderson Cooper gave a touching and emotional tribute recounting his sadness of learning about the loss of his friend.

“Honestly, talking about him in the past tense it’s, it’s really — yeah, it’s really hard to — hard to imagine. I mean, you never know what goes on in anybody’s head, you never really know what goes on in anybody’s heart,” Cooper said. “But certainly, you know, the pain he must have been feeling, at least in that moment or in those moments, and the loneliness he must be feeling it’s just terribly sad to think about. And makes me very sad for him to have — to have a succumbed to that.”

CNN also plans to air Bourdain’s favorite episodes of Parts Unknown on Saturday night.

Watch above, via CNN.

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