The world woke up today to the heartbreaking news that Anthony Bourdain, the Indiana Jones of food, died by suicide at age 61. Although the chef has been open about his past struggles with addiction, Bourdain of being in nothing but good spirits, with the chef keeping busy over the recent months travelling the world for his mega-hit shows and giving interviews, making this news all the more shocking.
The world mostly knew him as a chef first, but what made him so loved was that he dabbled in many other things – pop anthropologist, celebrity interviewer, author. This incredibly-lived life becomes all the more dense and impressive when you look at the people who’s lives he’d touched, expressing their grief over this loss:
Anthony. One of my idols. Unapologetic, passionate and one of the best storytellers on the planet. Thank you for making food so exciting. And always standing up for everything right. Horrible. Why why why. Be at peace now 🙁
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 8, 2018
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
Anthony I am so mad at you. You were so loved, the world is not better without you. I have a message for those considering suicide as a solution to a temporary problem. Please call a hotline. Please reach out. Asia needed you, Anthony. We needed you. Please come back. pic.twitter.com/kqOEdJ80h9
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 8, 2018
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 8, 2018
This is utterly heartbreaking. Thank you for opening our eyes to parts of the world both cherished and unknown. What a legacy. Sending peace and love to his family. If you or someone you love needs help, please reach out or call 1-800-273-TALK. https://t.co/mkht3wTY5m
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) June 8, 2018
National Suicide Hotline
1 800 273 8255
I’ve brushed up against this darkness and I know it’s a tempting exit but REACH OUT to ANYONE. Stay on this side of it — in the light and warmth. Where you get to try again, every day.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 8, 2018
If you or anyone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, do not be afraid to reach out to outside resources.