LOS ANGELES - US celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who committed suicide in June at age 61, was posthumously awarded his fifth Emmy Award on Sunday for his work on the popular CNN food-and-travel show he hosted, "Parts Unknown."
Bourdain was bestowed the Emmy, the US television industry's highest honour, for outstanding writing of a nonfiction programme for an episode of the series set in southern Italy that aired last November during its 10th season.
The award was announced on the second night of the Creative Arts Emmys, which cover mostly secondary and technical categories and are given out in advance of the higher-profile Primetime Emmys, which will be presented on Sept. 17.
Bourdain previously won Emmys four years in a row, from 2013 through 2016, as producer and host of "Parts Unknown" in the category of outstanding informational series or special.
The series, which typically featured Bourdain sampling the local cuisine and culture of far-flung or lesser-travelled destinations around the world, earned him the prestigious Peabody Award in 2014.