Anthony Bourdain RIP

Son of a bitch thing to do, the son of a bitch. We always knew he was a wreck and one of the world’s biggest assholes, but he’s ALWAYS been one.
He didn’t have to leave.

New York (CNN)Anthony Bourdain, a gifted storyteller and writer who took CNN viewers around the world, has died. He was 61.

CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.

“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network said in a statement Friday morning. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”

Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series “Parts Unknown.” His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.

My favorite Anthony Bourdain episode: Beirut.

At minute 20 or so, he starts to become American again, and his paean to the United States Marines who rescue him from a war zone makes me cry to this very day.

Anthony Bourdain in Beirut, 2006 from Andrew MacGregor Marshall on Vimeo.

5 Responses to “Anthony Bourdain RIP”

  1. Syd says:

    He was an angry, sad, flaming Liberal. Regardless, I never criticize anyone who takes their own life, simply because I can’t begin to understand the hopelessness and despair they have to feel in order to do it. Mental illness is a massive problem in society and one for which research funding is woefully inadequate. Despite Bourdain’s demons, he should still be with us.

  2. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Suicide is the only way out of impossible pain for some. It’s understood when it’s physical pain with no hope of relief- but it’s not always physical.

    May he rest in peace.

  3. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Fox News star Charles Krauthammer reveals he has weeks to live in heartbreaking letter.

    Call it what you like, but he has chosen hospice. May he rest in peace, and rise in glory.

  4. tree hugging sister says:

    This is so horrible a week. And the thought of losing a GENTLEMAN such as Charles, especially in such ungentlemanly times, makes it damn near unbearable.

  5. Kathy Kinsley says:


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