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CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

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techbeck    6,907

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. His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.

 

Bourdain was a master of his crafts -- first in the kitchen and then in the media. Through his TV shows and books, he explored the human condition and helped audiences think differently about food, travel and themselves. He advocated for marginalized populations and campaigned for safer working conditions for restaurant staffs.

 

Along the way, he received practically every award the industry has to offer.

 

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https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/08/us/anthony-bourdain-obit/index.html

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winlonghorn    103

Wow. ? This world can be so tough. We need to pay attention to others more closely. I mean, this is the second well known individual to kill themselves in two weeks! That should say something. Depression and Suicidal thoughts are a very real and very frightening problem! I have struggled with it in the past myself. If it wasn't for friends, family, and my faith, I may not be here today. Thank God for his love and the strength that he gave me to get through those times!

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mudslag    8,022

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/08/us/anthony-bourdain-obit/index.html

 

 

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.

 

Such a loss :(

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Steven P.    13,796

Didn't agree with a lot of his views, because I wish celebs would just stick to what they are mainly known for and good at heh but RIP. 

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+Human.Online    8,429

His book Kitchen Confidential (99% unrelated to the TV series) is required reading!

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Nick H.    9,832

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spacelordmaster    71

Such a shock. I loved the guy. A man with a perfect life, money, a beautiful daughter and girlfriend, So sad.

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DocM    16,535

Also didn't always agree, but entertaining in a Charles Kuralt "On the Road" (CBS) sort of way with a culinary twist.

 

RIP

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PGHammer    1,482
5 hours ago, Steven P. said:

Didn't agree with a lot of his views, because I wish celebs would just stick to what they are mainly known for and good at heh but RIP. 

You don't have to agree with his views to admire the man; his return to Beirut (last season) was a wake-up call (at least to me) - his FIRST visit to Beirut showed (rather poignantly) how far the city had fallen; his return showed they city picking itself off the deck and rising - and largely with zero help from the outside.  He also didn't shy away from stepping outside his comfort zone - his earlier-this-season Parts Unknown in West Virginia was a ton of evidence of that - in his favor!  He's perfectly willing to eat the crow sandwich - feathers and all - when it's called for.  (MSNBC's Chris Matthews will do it as well - which I have, in fact, pointed out.  It may be rare air - but he will do it; I have, in fact, SEEN him do it.  In fact, he did it this week - though not on his own show; instead, he did it on "Morning Joe".)

 

Requiescat in pace, Anthony Bourdain.

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spacelordmaster    71

Money doesn't make anyone happy and it's been proven over and over again. Everyone has deep, dark secrets. Bourdain was no different. He was a human being with personal demons who in the end, won the battle. He was a good man. Very humble and entertaining and he will be missed.

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Nogib    932

Is this where I'm supposed to go tell CNN to cram their "thoughts and prayers" and hysterically scream DO SOMETHING about suicide over and over?  Seems only fair to flip the tables.

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+Raze    16,599

Rest in Peace, Mr. Bourdain.   ?

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