Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead this Friday morning in his hotel room after committing suicide by hanging. The star was filming his hit show, Parts Unknown, in France at the time of his death. Now, heartbroken fans, chefs and friends are taking to social media to voice their grief over the sudden tragedy. Click through RadarOnline.com’ gallery to learn more.
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“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,” tweeted fellow Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsey after learning of Anthony Bourdain’s shock suicide.
“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,” wrote model Chrissy Teigen.
“Incredibly sad news about Anthony Bourdain. Sending such love to his family, including his CNN family, who must be hurting terribly today. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, please remember, help is right here: Nat’l Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255” added Today host Megyn Kelly.
“Gutted to hear we’ve lost @Bourdain. If you are ever feeling alone, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1 (800) 273-8255,” wrote Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro.
“I ate with Bourdain. Probably 2004. He was big even then but he took the time to sit with me in Chinatown to talk about ‘weird’ food for a magazine piece I was writing. He taught me that our ‘weird’ is the world’s delicious. We ate chicken feet. The afternoon vibrated with life. RIP,” added American bestselling Author John Hodgman.
“Heartbroken to hear about Tony Bourdain’s death. Unbearable for his family and girlfriend. Am going off twitter for a while,” tweeted Journalist Nigella Lawson. “My heart breaks for Tony Bourdain. May he rest in peace now. He was a friend, a collaborator, and family. A huge personality, a giant talent, a unique voice, and deeply, deeply human. My heart goes out to his daughter and family, and his longtime partners and friends at ZPZ,” added CNN Reporter Christiane Amanpour.
“Two Anthonys in a bar. I just can’t believe one is gone #Bourdain” tweeted Reporter Anthony Mason along with a photo of the late Chef.
“Anthony Bourdain's suicide a sobering reminder of how fragile life is and that we never know what's going on inside of another. Suicide is rarely a person acting, but rather being acted upon by the disease of clinical depression. We are all vulnerable. So very sad,” wrote former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee.
“Cannot believe the sad news about @Bourdain” wrote music legend Boy George.
“Tragic news this morning. Anthony Bourdain is dead at 61 of suicide. He took us around the world and back, showing us how we all eat, live and love — and revealing our common humanity. RIP to a true giant. We will miss you,” wrote CNN Reporter Jeremy Diamond.
“Last night on the air, we gave that critical number to call if you need someone to talk to at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Please do. 1-800-273-8255. My thoughts are with @Bourdain’s family, friends, and all of his colleagues at @CNN,” tweeted American Broadcaster Gio Benitez.
Anthony Bourdain suffered years of substance abuse, but got clean years before his untimely death. He is survived by 11-year-old daughter Ariane.
If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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