On Friday (June 8), famous chef and journalist Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room by friend and celebrity chef Eric Ripert. It’s being reported that Bourdain committed suicide by hanging himself.
The 61-year-old was reportedly on location in Strasbourg, France filming his CNN series Parts Unknown.
As soon as news hit about the chef’s tragic death, Black Twitter swiftly sent out a flurry of condolences that celebrated Bourdain’s amazing life, highlighted the legacy he left behind and stressed how depression doesn’t discriminate.
#RIPBourdain: Black Twitter Sends Condolences To The Famous Chef Who Committed Suicide was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
1. RIP Anthony…You Will Be Missed
On Friday (June 8), famous chef and journalist Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room by friend and celebrity chef Eric Ripert. It’s being reported that Bourdain committed suicide by hanging himself. The 61-year-old was reportedly on location in Strasbourg, France filming his CNN series “Parts Unknown.” As soon as news hit about the chef’s tragic death, Black Twitter swiftly sent out a flurry of condolences that celebrated Bourdain’s amazing life, highlighted the legacy he left behind and stressed how depression doesn’t discriminate.
Oh no... Sometimes, what seems like a perfect life from the outside — and what an amazing, adventurous life he lived and shared with a lucky world —can be hell for the person living it. May God rest his soul and bring peace to his family. https://t.co/qP5SqL12Qw— Joy-Ann Pro-Democracy & Masks Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) June 8, 2018
Man I can’t believe Anthony Bourdain killed himself. It’s so sad cause he looked like guy who lived life. You never know what’s going on with people yo. Be kind to folks. Shit be kind to yourself. It’s easier said than done but ask for help!! Mental heath is real!! #pleasenomore— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) June 8, 2018
Stunning. Anthony Bourdain has died of a suicide. Man, folks can talk all day about success and money, but we NEVER know what others are dealing with on the inside.— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) June 8, 2018
This news is tragic and painful — it reminds us that you can “have it all” and also have a chronic disease that no one can see. https://t.co/c2S662zDlH— Chirlane McCray (@NYCFirstLady) June 8, 2018
One of my dreams was to sip wine and eat outrageously good food with Anthony Bourdain. His book, Kitchen Confidential, was a game changer for me. I don’t even know what to say https://t.co/69HUZyApq7— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 8, 2018
Kate & Anthony. What a week. Praying for healing and privacy for their families.— Ashley Blaine Featherson (@AshleyBlaine) June 8, 2018
Nonononono not you too Tony. Oh God this is awful.— A Shady Dame From Seville (@SorayaMcDonald) June 8, 2018
I really loved watching and listening to Anthony Bourdain. He was smart and sexy and I envied him being able to travel the world to eat. I wish people who are struggling inside could bring themselves to tell someone they are full of anguish or pain. Hope is reachable. #suicide— Terry McMillan (@MsTerryMcMillan) June 8, 2018
Depression is no joke people. If you, or someone you know is struggling just reach out and get professional help. It's time to drop the stigma of mental health issues. Life's too short fo BS.. #suicide #PartsUnknown #FridayFeeling— Voice of Reason (@raggapegs) June 8, 2018
I’ve had people ask me why I post so many inspirational quotes on my social media. This is why. Because you never know what people are going through. RIP @Bourdain 🙏🏾— Shaun Robinson (@shaunrobinson) June 8, 2018
Hard to process. Not the news I expected this morning. As if the work weren't clear on this, he radiated kindness and well-being. Hard to find the words. So many people suffering. Call or text that person in your life you're thinking of right now. Help them get to tomorrow.— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain on humanity:— Wilkine Brutus (@wilkinebrutus) June 8, 2018
"Meals make the society, hold the fabric together in lots of ways that were charming and interesting and intoxicating to me. The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food itself." RIP pic.twitter.com/0CWxbTcF8V
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) June 8, 2018
ANTHONY BOURDAIN?!??!?!?!— Luvvie is the #ProfessionalTroublemaker (@Luvvie) June 8, 2018
You know why I don’t eat airplane food? Cause Anthony Bourdain told me not to. When he talked. We listened. So sad his sorrow was too much to bear. We’re gonna miss seeing u travel the world & reminding us to try new things and embrace people we’ve never met. #RIPAnthonyBourdain— Lena Waithe (@LenaWaithe) June 8, 2018
I binged watched all of Anthony Bourdain’s work because I appreciated the care he took to be respectful to each food culture he covered. He was a real one. This hurts.— Diamond Sharp (@diamonde) June 8, 2018
“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.”— Nani 🇬🇭 (@lenubienne) June 8, 2018
– Anthony @Bourdain
“If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food.” - Anthony Bourdain pic.twitter.com/Xh61JTOJMn— Jamira Burley (@JamiraBurley) June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain was one of those special souls that was hyper-aware of humanity. People like that are rare, and special. And carry the world in ways that leave the world so much better...— Noree Victoria (@NoreeVictoria) June 8, 2018
Sad to hear about the death & suicide of #Anthony Bourdain from one of my favorite #CNN shows; #Parts Unkown. You never know what demons people are battling from within. Stay dialed in to friends & loved ones. #National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255 OPEN 24 HOURS. pic.twitter.com/Z9TumeP75J— Blair Underwood (@BlairUnderwood) June 8, 2018
#LiveHowYouWantToBeRemembered This man started his dream career at 44 years young, traveled the world brought light, love, laughter, culinary & humanitarian awareness to parts of the world & people on the planet who would otherwise be unknown. #RestInPeace Anthony Bourdain 👊🏾 pic.twitter.com/ikxSXaCnjI— Eddie Griffin (@EddieGriffinCom) June 8, 2018