We all woke up to the news this morning that Emmy-winning TV host, NYT Best selling author and world renowned Chef, Anthony Bourdain, passed away last night at the age of 61. Rumor’s and stories from everywhere are saying it was an apparent suicide, and he was found by friend & Chef, Eric Ripert in his Paris hotel room this morning.
This is so awful.
Anthony Bourdain, 61, has died. He took his own life.
He was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series. His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 8, 2018
This is sad sad sad news… Bourdain became known to most through his famous TV shows No Reservations and Parts Unknown but rose to significance with his op-ed in the New York Times which in turn led him to his first book, Kitchen Confidential, which was a best selling book around 1999-ish…
As someone who is not a foodie, but instead a party guy who loves to eat, who likes to indulge in all vices from the booze to vacations and all the other extracurriculars that come along with the scene… It was enjoyable watching Bourdain travel the world, living what we thought was his best life, and he was kind enough to bring attention to other folks, places, and their struggles to us via televisions everywhere… Truly great stuff.
Anthony Bourdain: pic.twitter.com/l8vmd5fE53
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) June 8, 2018
“If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s time to move. As far as you can. As much as you can. Across an Ocean, or a simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody.”- Chef Anthony Bourdain
He lived his life 10x better than anyone else you know, and anyone would have gladly traded places with him, but it goes to show no one is immune to mental health. Sadly, we weren’t all privy to Bourdain’s daily struggles. And so today, as all those that knew him mourn his loss, we would like to say Cheers! To a life well lived, and to remind folks that if you ever need anyone to talk to, there are people willing to listen, help and engage. Please if you have any issues, reach out & get help.
RIP Chef, you were a light that went dark too soon.
Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food. Remember that help is a phone call away US:1-800-273-TALK UK: 116 123
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) June 8, 2018
“Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.” This is how I’ll remember Tony. He taught us about food — but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We’ll miss him. pic.twitter.com/orEXIaEMZM
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 8, 2018
The suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade this week are a reminder: No matter how successful, wealthy or seemingly happy you are, we all battle our own demons.
Reach out to one another. Destigmatize depression, addiction and anxiety.
We are all in this together.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) June 8, 2018