Chef, author, and travel documentarian Anthony Bourdain passed away Friday at the age of 61. Were you a fan of Bourdain?
I never saw his show. I thought he was the guy who did the weird foods mu sister liked that guy..
He was an incredibly smart, witty writer and had a very refine taste. He really got me into food and travel. He also had a strong desire for justice and peace around the world and I think his many TV programs helped foster that in some small way.
RIP Anthony, you will be missed
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. 😔
I don’t think he died of a suicide. From what I’ve read, he loved his job and was madly in love with his girlfriend. He also liked to live life on the edge. I think he died of autoerotic asphyxiation.
He said on the show that he had the best job in the world. But he also talked about death like it was nothing and referenced his past issues a lot
From what I heard about the guy, good riddance.
I think it’s sad any time anyone feels there is no other way out. There are some deep seeded issues there and sometimes you just can’t help someone.
I did like his show. In those moments of channel-surfing, I’d find myself stopping and hangin’ with Parts Unknown. I’ll just never fully understand suicide (Despair? Psychosis? Escape?...) particularly among those, like Bourdain, who’ve achieved so much. And because I don’t understand, I won’t demonize. I don’t know him, how he was in 'real life', but my takeaway from his show is appreciation for his routine contact with simple/common folk, wherever on the planet he was, without regard to social status, creed, politics.
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.
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.
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.
I guess he couldn’t overcome his problems anymore than your urge to be a douchebag
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.
That it is.
Yes it is. But if you hope their hopeless decision lead them to burn in hell than it’s my opinion your a douchebag. To each their own
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.
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.
I said GREAT not good!
It’s still warming up. You too gorilla
He always came off as an abrasive asshole, so not really, but for that reason it's surprising he killed himself. He always seemed like nothing phased him.
Great interview posted today:
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.
I’ve heard of him, but never saw any of his shows or such.
What happened is still tragic.
No, but it still highlights the mounting suicide problem yet again.
I look up to Anthony Bourdain. I also kinda expected him to off himself at some point. He had a dark side.
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.
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).
Even if it was my favorite show it's still just a show,he's not a friend.
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.
Just because you’re cynical doesn’t mean others have given up their idols. Pretentious drivel on your part
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.
There are alot of great people in this world that you don’t have much use for then.
No there's not. I just listed every category that could possibly make someone 'Great'.
I wasn't really familiar with him.
He didn’t pass away, the coward killed himself
So much for the conservative conversation on mental health
Depression does not equate to clearness
Damn autocorrect. *cowardliness
I watched his show a couple of times but the food he was eating grossed me out. I couldn't watch anymore.
You could always turn off the TV. He was a writer and a chef.
My comment was kind of sh*tty. Sorry.
Huge fan. Parts Unknown was my favorite show.
Never heard of him.
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.
I didn’t dislike him.
I liked him
Big fan :( poor guy
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.
He was not a selfish coward. Depression is a horrible thing but it was not his fault.
Think of the children!
Do you really only care about yourself, Jenna?
No. But sometimes, depression can be very lonely and isolating. The pain becomes too much to bear.
No. So who do care about?
My parents and my friends
So you’re fine. What is the problem?
The problem is that mental illnesses are so highly stigmatized that nobody believes anyone when they say they need help.
I concur. The plan is working.
Mental illness is everywhere and being normalized. See any insane asylums anymore? No. The insane are taking drugs, voting and walking among us.
I sincerely hope none of your loved ones ever have a mental illness.
Unfortunately that is not the case and my cowardly father decided that he didn’t care about us.
Don’t be a selfish coward and hurt your family.
You said you have a daughter, correct?
She is my entire world.
What if she came to you one day and said “dad I’ve been having suicidal thoughts, can I start going to therapy”? How would you respond?
What if she didn’t and was happy?
Don’t be so negative.
That would be awesome, and I truly hope she is happy. But some people actually do need help and it’s not your place to belittle them. They feel bad enough without you shaming them.
Some people get high and run naked in the streets and cancel out my vote.
I can’t do anything about that.
If some coward wants to destroy their children for life, that is their choice.
They are not cowards
People who commit suicide are selfish cowards and deserve no respect for destroying their family.
That’s your opinion.
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.
Don’t you want to try to prevent more suicides from happening?
Not my problem.
I have no respect for selfish cowards.
They have no respect for you
This is a pretty insensitive question.
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.
I enjoyed his show occasionally, but wasn’t a fan in the usual sense. Not an un-fan either, I just didn’t follow him or his work that closely.
The only thing I knew about him was he had a cooking/travel show. Never saw it