Anthony Bourdain has died of an apparent suicide at 61.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:50 am    Post subject: Anthony Bourdain has died of an apparent suicide at 61.

Damn RIP

https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/06/08/us/anthony-bourdain-obit/index.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:54 am    Post subject:

The guy always seemed depressed to me. No idea why. He was paid millions a year to travel and eat.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:05 am    Post subject:

Wow. Who could have thought. RIP
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:17 am    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
The guy always seemed depressed to me. No idea why. He was paid millions a year to travel and eat.


Mental illness is a very real thing, unfortunately. Look at Robin Williams. It doesn't matter how much money you have or how famous you are or how many millions of fans you have. It can afflict anyone.

RIP.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:47 am    Post subject:

Mental illness (bleep) sucks, man. Lots of people with "perfect lives" killing themselves... Robin Williams, Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington... Now Bourdain. (bleep).

May he RIP.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:57 am    Post subject:

One of my favorite tv personalities, I love his shows. He has a down-to-earth attitude in dealing with different people. Seemed very honest too. This sucks.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:23 am    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
The guy always seemed depressed to me. No idea why. He was paid millions a year to travel and eat.


Mental illness is a very real thing, unfortunately. Look at Robin Williams. It doesn't matter how much money you have or how famous you are or how many millions of fans you have. It can afflict anyone.

RIP.


So true. In addition, the accumulation of money and material possessions doesn’t fill all the holes within a person’s being even if they’re well balanced, mentally, especially when living a celebrity life. So many other factors at work.

That being said, RIP.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:31 am    Post subject:

This news has left me shaken to the core.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:33 am    Post subject:

RIP. One of the legends to bring culinary and cultural experiences to the masses.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:03 am    Post subject:

Very sad this morning lived on his shows in college. Such a unique guy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:47 am    Post subject:

Horrible news...Wow.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:51 am    Post subject:

I watched the guy on "A Cook's Tour" (early 2000's) before he was famous. He gave me so much entertainment through the years.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:56 am    Post subject:

Oh no, not cool at all.

I liked him a lot.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:01 am    Post subject:

Anthony Bordain, Kate Spade. So sad when people feel that's the way forward.

Anthony was an amazing talent, which I guess often has a high cost.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
The guy always seemed depressed to me. No idea why. He was paid millions a year to travel and eat.


Mental illness is a very real thing, unfortunately. Look at Robin Williams. It doesn't matter how much money you have or how famous you are or how many millions of fans you have. It can afflict anyone.

RIP.


Yep. Bourdain, Spade, Bennington and Cornell all had young children. I can't imagine the depths of despair that one must be feeling that would lead one to take one's own life and leave one's children without one of their parents.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:18 am    Post subject:

He changed the way I viewed the world. His show meant a great deal to me. This one hit hard.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:22 am    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
The guy always seemed depressed to me. No idea why. He was paid millions a year to travel and eat.


Mental illness is a very real thing, unfortunately. Look at Robin Williams. It doesn't matter how much money you have or how famous you are or how many millions of fans you have. It can afflict anyone.

RIP.


Yep. Bourdain, Spade, Bennington and Cornell all had young children. I can't imagine the depths of despair that one must be feeling that would lead one to take one's own life and leave one's children without one of their parents.


They often believe that their children will be better off. Obviously, suicide is not rational and its quite astounding to observe the distorted thinking which precedes it. These events should be a reminder to all of us that under the right circumstances almost anyone (including those close to us) can be susceptible to such distorted thinking and the extreme acts that can follow (against one's self or others).
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:26 am    Post subject:

Sad news. I loved watching his shows and he's the one that got me into food and traveling. The fact that he chose to commit suicide in a hotel room, by hanging, and while working says a lot about what kind of depression he must be under.

For those who can't understand why someone as rich and famous as him can commit suicide, remember that the grass is always greener on the other side. We, as average salary workers, would love to live the lifestyle we see on TV. But celebrities often face some of the same demons we do and arguably sometimes worst.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:27 am    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
The guy always seemed depressed to me. No idea why. He was paid millions a year to travel and eat.


Depression doesn't care if you are rich or poor. It could be triggered by a number of different factors like a death of somebody you know, traumatic life event,life not going according to plan, etc....and it will effect everyone at least at one point in their lifetime.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:31 am    Post subject:

I identified with him. As someone who has struggled with a few demons I could see them all over him, and admired his reveling in the moment and his own personality, everyone else he damned. It’s what made him so popular IMO. Favorite quote:

“Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride”. That was him in a nutshell, including the heavy lingering scent of irony and depression. We enjoyed the ride Anthony. Wish it had been a bit longer.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:32 am    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
The guy always seemed depressed to me. No idea why. He was paid millions a year to travel and eat.


Mental illness is a very real thing, unfortunately. Look at Robin Williams. It doesn't matter how much money you have or how famous you are or how many millions of fans you have. It can afflict anyone.

RIP.


In fairness, Robin had a horrible disease and was just entering the part where he was going to die a slow, awful death. I don’t begrudge him avoiding that.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:54 am    Post subject:

Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, suicide in such a short span. A smile can hide pain. RIP
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:55 am    Post subject:

Wow.
He helped me to appreciate other people and their food and culture (and way of life) from the comfort of my own home. I always envied that he got paid to travel the world and eat and drink and meet new people. This sucks.

I have a bunch of episodes of his show recorded to my DVR. I never remembered setting them to record... But I'm glad they are there.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:58 am    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
I identified with him. As someone who has struggled with a few demons I could see them all over him, and admired his reveling in the moment and his own personality


Astute eye. And yes, I agree.
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