Anthony Bourdain, the chef and gifted storyteller who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died at the age of 61. CNN's Alex Marquardt reports.
How to get help: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Just watched the Remembering Anthony Bourdain CNN Special. As genuine, and oftentimes moving, as the tributes were, it's as shallow and a huge missed opportunity to present depression (as a mental health issue) as the cause Anthony ended his life like so much other talk shows. Too easy. I speculate the Harvey Weinstein scandal, how his girlfriend Asia Argento is part of that, the #MeToo movement, and his passivity as a celebrity chef/media personality on sexual harassment in the industries played pivotal roles in his final decision. He was very frank, public about his past and thought about these issues for the past year.
Valid or not, I think he genuinely felt guilty and played a complicit role in all the sexual harassment/assault scandals going around. It's like his "inner demon" was telling him "This Not my Doing = Not my Problem"-ism is NOT RIGHT. You are guilty by association and by your passivity for not calling out your perpetrator friends! How can you live it down?" This really gnawed on his soul/being, I think... Total speculation on my part, of course. It's a very hard pill the swallow but I think it's unfair to just blame "it's Depression" as the sole cause and not to learn from what Anthony was thinking in that hotel. Anthony did right to the world with his shows. Are we doing Anthony right by not thinking/discussing?
I wrote the above not to lay blame on Anthony, blameless or otherwise in the court of public opinion or whatever. I meant to bring out his humanity and all the complexities of the human condition that HE wanted to bring out in his shows. He's raw, he's genuine, and I love him, respect him so much for what he is as a human being and all that he allows himself to show us.
Very, extremely sad. I'm borderline depressed since hearing of his passing and I thought of the above possibilities many times a day everyday since. So much craziness in this world now, but there isn't another Anthony Bourdain to turn to.
I will miss that voice and the way he could talk to anyone he came upon. I will never forget what he did for the food business. Don't tell me Asia didn't have something to do with his decision. One minute he was giddy in love with this woman next she is in Rome hug ,kissing and dancing with that reporter while Anthony was in France.WHY???
People wake up and smell the trophy. He was hunted down and killed like in those low budget 1970's films, his poor mother did not even get her own autopsy done and he was cremated too quickly. If there any signs of struggle on his body or under his fingernails they are gone forever. All this and for what, ugly and mentally unstable Rose McGowan who had so much plastic surgery she looks like a painted balloon and Asia Argento who looks and sounds like some exotic fruit. Both women are fruitcakes, both with failed acting careers. The most tragic thing is he had a little daughter and will not see her grow up. If was he was boring and self involved like Mario Batali or Gordon Ramsay he would still be alive today.....
You got this beautiful life not only because you work hard also you did good in you past life; you do so well in this life, you should have a beautiful " next" life ahead,," Struggle" is part of leaning journey! The beauty of " Parts unknown " is the courage to take on whatever adventure ahead instead of ending your journey on your own; I hope you will find your way out...You are the hope for so many people...I hope you will overcome Karma...https://youtu.be/YE5JBbL_N4w FOR YOU!
I was immediately drawn to Anthony Bourdain from the moment he arrived through our televisions. His wit and charm were effortless, and we hooked. He was not at the scripted mess of reality shows that we are now bombarded with now. I just pray that this tragedy of losing such a special human being like this is going to maybe help some start talking more about depression and substance abuse, I also pray for Anthony's family, that they find some comfort and peace. We will mourn with you... God Bless you A. B.
If that be the case, let's hope he went whilst happily touching parts unknown. The police said that the knot he used was rare but not particularly well done, so one could say he probably made the leap with no reservations.
Just when we Pee-on peasants think they got it all and have the best life’s, they remind us they don’t. Him Robin Williams and Hernandez all hung it out there to show us the truth about Hollywood/celeb life/being famous. Be thankful for where your at in life and don’t covet these people.
Truth be told he is a coward to leave his 14 year old daughter behind.
And yet the police claimed the knot was not well done, so one could say he stayed true to himself in the end. The real irony is how choked up people are getting.......some people wrote with seeming sincerity that they felt like they had a knot in their throat when they heard the news.......oh, the hilarity of it all. Perhaps that is the most poetic tribute to a shallow and callow man whose middling class pretence encouraged so many posers?
Some of these comments make me frown and wonder is there still human “common sense or polite conducts of respect?” What ever happened to the laws of morality and the values we were once instilled. Shame on all of you posting negative thoughts, Karma is deeply a bitch these days I’d be careful. May Anthony Bourdain, a man of talent and virtue, and that brought families together at the living room with no phones, Rest In Peace with much love. ✌️🙏✊😀♎️❤️✌️
What would a preachy middling class pseudo-sophisticate like you know about Karma? As knotty an issue as celebrity suicide might be it's presumptuous of lessers like you to try and choke off the discussion amongst your betters. The way to appreciate the karma of a case like this would be to give them all enough rope to hang themselves.........which is pretty poetic given what happened.
The greatest foodie ,of all time.THE GOAT.there will never be another. He's the reason I have the nerve to try different foods.and act like I know.lol.im gonna miss him greatly.may GOD bless you and your family.
Stay away from drugs, I don't understand we are told this all of our lives but yet people still touch it ? What's so fun about touching something that you know millions of people have died from? Anyway, RIP Anthony Bourdain you were a hero in the cooking world. I loved all of your shows.
Tell me all you can, I am very pessimist about Anthony's suicide.For me to believe , only some good investigation result. I don't think people like that Guy that I only know through TV show would commit this type of suicide...Tell me all you ...
*@Styxhexenhammer666* I'm so tired of seeing this oudated notion that tv ratings somehow indicate success anymore.
(a) CNN is basically the only American news network you are going you find regularly outside of the US. Trump even bitched about it on a trimp to Asia. CNN's viewership is likely far larger than you realize.
(b) Cable Television is what's dying. Everything is moving towards on-demand content and as such live TV Ratings are pretty irrelevant in the digital age.
(c) If you really want to know their influence look at their Web traffic.
Kate Spade FAKED HER DEATH and Anthony Bourdain FAKE HIS DEATH....Just wait 2 or 3 weeks there will be a third FAKED DEATH. All to drive alcohol sales and antidepressant drugs as people become "FREAKED OUT" over these highly successful individuals who are allegedly dead. Their rationale is with all of that money and fame which they have neither, they will be certain to fall to the same fate! So booze and drugs keeping big business profits robust by a few FAKE AS HELL DEATHS!
I've never been in a posh hotel, so my assessment could be wrong, but Anthony was pretty tall and not a lite weight. Are there shower stalls high enough and strong enough to hold his weight while he struggles to survive? Our bodies natural instinct is to breathe. His body would have fought. Unless, he somehow broke his neck???? But how? I'd like to see the bathroom.
And as for Robin Williams and Kate Spade, HOW does someone hang themselves from a door knob? I mean, SERIOUSLY. Come ON!!!!
They were murdered. And if you ask, "By whom?", then you yet to have eyes that SEE.
Whether you agreed with him or not, his demeanor is appealing, relaxed, simple, cool, a good listener, captivating voice and an excellent story teller. He's the mixture of a celebrity and the regular guy next door. I've never seen a celebrity person so relaxed and being himself like there's no camera or crew around like Anthony Bourdain. Great guy and a greater loss.
Rest in peace Anthony, I pray and do hope you're in a better place now.
Never seen a person who respect other people and their culture with such passion. What a loss. Rest In peace brother. You'll be missed by people around the world. Please people get close to GOD. The devil is a crafty Nemesis to the children of GOD who comes to kill steal and destroy. We rebuke the devil in Jesus name. Amen.
Allan Parker you said it. People from all parts of the world have one basic commonality: to have a meal & usualy, to enjoy sharing a meal as a social interaction that fosters well being amongst those gathered around the food.
The evil government killed him and called it a suicide, as they've done to many others. The illuminati will fool the public at all means, masking the truth. The government didn't like him because he spoke the truth and knew the truth.
How many men have to fall from manipulative women who do shameful acts before men wake up...MGTOW Froever Forver MGTOW...great man gone cause of the attacks of an evil women, shameful...SLAG:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5807979/Asia-Argento-embraces-Hugo-Clement-shared-attack-Harvey-Weinstein-Cannes.html....I would trade 1000 of her lives to see one more show by him
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forget this loser, never follow up with him. goes around chinatown allday getting free meals and portraying his the best. bullshut reason for his suicide is unknown but what a loser taking his own life.