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Remembering Anthony Bourdain, 1956 - 2018

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CNN reporting this now.  Apparent suicide.  In France filming and found in hotel room by his friend  Chef Eric Ripert.  RIP.

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I just heard this. So shocking and so very sad. Been a big fan for many years. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

 

Oddly, in addition to feeling shock and sadness, I am also feeling incredibly pissed off about this. I know, it makes no sense.


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 Incredibly sad to hear this moments ago.

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I was just texted about this. I find it incredibly sad and hard to believe at the same time.

HC

 

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Terrible news.  He's going to be irreplaceable.

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I am in absolute shock.

 

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He was my first "Chef Crush."  So hard to believe.

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I had just heard about this.  Like many, I watched his shows for a long time.  I think his shows on Asia sparked my love of the region and desire to travel there.  Lately, his shows on CNN were beautiful - really well shot, paced, and had a great narrative.  I'll miss watching them.

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His back-and-forth banter with Ruhlman was one of the most entertaining things on eG back when I was a newbie. I never see a walrus without thinking of him.

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So sad. Condolences to his family and friends. He will be sorely missed.

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Just read this on BBC news.

 

I didn't agree with everything he ever said, but bless him for saying it.

 

Sad, sad, sad.

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Stunned, what a loss.

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a shock

 

its going to be a very long sad day for so many

 

a lot of insight now lost.

 

R.I.P.

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Met him, chatted with him, eaten in his restaurants many times.

 

Why? Why? and why?!!!

 

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Sad. Wasn't  a huge fan, didn't watch his show, but his book was hysterical.

 

Depression is an ugly thing. Hope he's at peace now.

 

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Such a loss ... RIP, Anthony Bourdain.

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We have lost a significant voice. His reportig from Lebanon was so heartfelt, and as Kenneth T noted, his work has evolved as a social conscience. Example http://roadsandkingdoms.com/series/dispatched-by-bourdain/

As a wise man said this morning -  suicide sucks. Particularly piercing to a daughter of a suicide.


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Devastating. He really changed the food world with his unique point of view.

I feel so sad for his family, especially his young daughter. 

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That is so incredibly sad.  

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Sad indeed.

 

I feel for those who are left with no alternatives (to them, at least) but suicide.  I do not want to imagine what they must have felt to put them in that place.  I feel even worse for those they left behind.

 

Having gone through this very recently with a drug OD of a BIL (38) who left behind 3 boys under age 10.  Sadness, soon replaced by anger and more sadness.  Unimaginable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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