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Parts Unknown no longer leaving Netflix following Anthony Bourdain's death

Ilana Kaplan
Anthony Bourdain's food docu-series 'Parts Unknown' will remain on Netflix indefinitely: Credit: CNN/'Parts Unknown'

Netflix has announced that Anthony Bourdain's hit CNN travel and food series Parts Unknown will remain on the streaming platform indefinitely.

The internet service released a statement saying, "As of today, we’ve extended our agreement that will keep Parts Unknown on the service for months to come."

Parts Unknown was originally scheduled to leave Netflix US on June 16 because the streaming platform's license deal was ending.

The news of an extension comes after Bourdain's tragic death by suicide last week.

Since then, fans have been petitioning to keep Parts Unknown on Netflix.

Tanner Palin, the fan who created the petition, pleaded: "Netflix, this show isn't just entertaining. It is heartwarming, it is honest and it benefits human kind. Please keep it on the air."

The celebrity chef died by suicide aged 61 in Paris last Friday; his death was the second high profile suicide in one week.

Bourdain had been dating actress Asia Argento who was one of many women to make allegations against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

The 11th season of Parts Unknown is currently airing on CNN; the first eight seasons of the series are available on Netflix.

In the past, the show earned five Primetime Emmy Awards, with four for Outstanding Informational Series or Special.