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Show Of Hands June 9th, 2018 1:37am

Chef, author, and travel documentarian Anthony Bourdain passed away Friday at the age of 61. Were you a fan of Bourdain?

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toadder
06/08/18 9:16 pm

So much for the conservative conversation on mental health

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cato Santa Barbara, California
06/08/18 6:49 pm

Great storyteller and I have enjoyed all iterations of his travel/food shows. Too bad depression got the best of him. I feel most for his close friend who found him this morning Eric Rupert and his 11 year old daughter.

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EarlyBird Portland
06/08/18 8:29 pm

Yes, this was a real shock to me. Not only did I enjoy his shows, I admire that he climbed his way up to a chef, starting as a dishwasher. He will be missed. RIP.

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Macmurphy38 Alabama
06/08/18 8:31 pm

Huge fan. Parts Unknown was my favorite show.

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Macmurphy38 Alabama
06/08/18 10:04 pm

Good point - that’s the reason whatever happens to you won’t bother me in the least. You’re just a random SOH user, not a friend.

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Jraysonn Atlanta
06/09/18 9:59 am

This was a very selfish comment. He was very depressed and hurting inside. Committing suicide is the last this people resort to. I bet you would feel the same if you were in his shoes.

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jbrower157 New York
06/08/18 10:44 pm

He was awesome. His show was awesome. I’ve told a lot of people to watch it. The guy has literally walked into war torn countries to sit down over a meal with regular people and get a perspective you wouldn’t get anywhere else. I’ve been surprised how similar people are regardless of their culture or where they’re from from watching his show. Sad to hear he’d want to kill himself.

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finalfr0ntier
06/09/18 2:01 am

Just because you’re cynical doesn’t mean others have given up their idols. Pretentious drivel on your part

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Macmurphy38 Alabama
06/08/18 9:18 pm

There are alot of great people in this world that you don’t have much use for then.

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JennaAwesome Book Lover
06/08/18 9:36 pm

He was not a selfish coward. Depression is a horrible thing but it was not his fault.

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Macmurphy38 Alabama
06/08/18 10:00 pm

If you want to get technical and non-enotional with it, fine. I personally still lost something - my all time favorite TV show (Anthony Bourdaine: Parts Unknown).

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JennaAwesome Book Lover
06/08/18 10:14 pm

The problem is that mental illnesses are so highly stigmatized that nobody believes anyone when they say they need help.

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AdamStephens West Virginia
06/08/18 9:55 pm

I couldn't give a shit about Bourdain, Kate Spade or Charles krauthammer. people die, we didnt know them personally stop pretending like you lost something.

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finalfr0ntier
06/08/18 10:46 pm

Literal autism

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MrsCrayonWax
06/09/18 10:37 am

Wow. What an insensitive comment. You are absolutely entitled to it but most often, by the time a person decides to commit suicide, they are already far gone and not within their right mind. Many times they feel they are actually relieving their loved ones.

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metropolitan Georgia
06/09/18 8:05 pm

About 14 years ago, a friend stalked Anthony Bourdain in a D.C. hotel and got him to sign a copy of his cookbook for me. My favorite quote from the book: "If you haven't made bearnaise from scratch before, you will surely f*ck it up. Don't worry. Just do it again." I was fresh out of culinary school and thought it was brilliant. 😔

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finalfr0ntier
06/09/18 2:02 am

Depression does not equate to clearness

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JennaAwesome Book Lover
06/08/18 10:04 pm

No. But sometimes, depression can be very lonely and isolating. The pain becomes too much to bear.

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Millerj90 Oregon
06/09/18 9:01 pm

RIP Anthony, you will be missed

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cowboy Doors of Perception
06/08/18 7:42 pm

The selfish coward left his 11 year old daughter behind.

You would know that if you bothered to look at your app today. Lazy asses.

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MyOpinionRules Orange County California
06/08/18 8:44 pm

He didn’t pass away, the coward killed himself

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finalfr0ntier
06/08/18 7:43 pm

Big fan :( poor guy

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finalfr0ntier
06/09/18 2:03 am

Damn autocorrect. *cowardliness

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cowboy Doors of Perception
06/09/18 12:15 pm

I disagree.

People who commit suicide are selfish cowards and deserve no respect for destroying their family.

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CudOfCow Oregon
06/08/18 10:07 pm

I look up to Anthony Bourdain. I also kinda expected him to off himself at some point. He had a dark side.

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JennaAwesome Book Lover
06/08/18 10:08 pm

My parents and my friends

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techguy010
06/08/18 10:14 pm

No, but it still highlights the mounting suicide problem yet again.

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Attikai Oregon
06/08/18 9:30 pm

You could always turn off the TV. He was a writer and a chef.

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gorilla72 Naples, FL
06/10/18 9:55 am

I clearly said I don’t believe in Hell, so he is no where. And fine I don’t know you, so think of me as you like. Have a great day.

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jbrower157 New York
06/09/18 8:12 pm

I guess he couldn’t overcome his problems anymore than your urge to be a douchebag

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jbrower157 New York
06/10/18 10:04 am

I don’t believe in hell either. It’s the assertion that’s harsh and disrespectful. I’ll go back to my good day now.

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gorilla72 Naples, FL
06/09/18 7:57 am

Never have any respect for anyone selfish enough to take away such a precious gift as life. To be so selfish to not only themselves but the family left behind to deal with their actions of doing such a thing. If I believed in a hell I would hope he’s in it... but their isn’t so he’s just gone. Another reason life should be cherished and not wasted as he did. This is just my opinion since it was asked, others may feel different, that’s fine.

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cowboy Doors of Perception
06/08/18 10:00 pm

Think of the children!

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AdamStephens West Virginia
06/08/18 10:01 pm

Even if it was my favorite show it's still just a show,he's not a friend.

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gorilla72 Naples, FL
06/10/18 10:10 am

I said GREAT not good!

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cowboy Doors of Perception
06/08/18 10:02 pm

Do you really only care about yourself, Jenna?

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outlaw393 Wisconsin
06/09/18 11:12 am

From what I heard about the guy, good riddance.

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cowboy Doors of Perception
06/09/18 12:22 pm

Well unless you’ve come home with your mom to see your father in a pool of his own blood, your ignorant opinion means nothing.

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cowboy Doors of Perception
06/08/18 10:07 pm

No. So who do care about?

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gorilla72 Naples, FL
06/10/18 6:54 am

Sorry if I have no respect for someone whom does this to themselves. Like is a gift if they choose to waste it of course their decision, does not mean I have to like the decision they made to waste it, if someone’s opinion differs that is your right to have that opinion.

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phalnx Ohio
06/08/18 8:50 pm

I didn't even know who he was. He wasn't a videogame designer, nor a famous Boxer or Basketball Player, nor even a cute actress or singer. I simply had no use for him.

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cowboy Doors of Perception
06/08/18 10:12 pm

So you’re fine. What is the problem?

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bnnt Los Angeles
06/08/18 10:18 pm

I’ve heard of him, but never saw any of his shows or such.

What happened is still tragic.

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cowboy Doors of Perception
06/09/18 12:40 pm

I have no respect for selfish cowards.

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cowboy Doors of Perception
06/08/18 10:22 pm

I concur. The plan is working.

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