Re­ac­tion to the death of celebrity chef An­thony Bour­dain

South Florida Times - - OBITUARIES -

Fans and celebri­ties are still re­act­ing to the death of celebrity chef An­thony Bour­dain, whose body was dis­cov­ered in France on June 9. He died of an ap­par­ent sui­cide.

“An­thony gave all of him­self in ev­ery­thing that he did. His bril­liant, fear­less spirit touched and in­spired so many, and his gen­eros­ity knew no bounds. He was my love, my rock, my pro­tec­tor. I am be­yond dev­as­tated. My thoughts are with his fam­ily. I would ask that you re­spect their pri­vacy and mine,'' Ac­tress and ac­tivist Asia Ar­gento, Bour­dain's girl­friend, posted on Twit­ter.

“An­thony was a dear friend. He was an ex­cep­tional hu­man be­ing, so in­spir­ing and gen­er­ous. One of the great sto­ry­tellers of our time who con­nected with so many. I wish him peace. My love and prayers are with his fam­ily, friends and loved ones,'' said celebrity chef Eric Ripert, who found Bour­dain's body, in a state­ment.

“I've brushed up against this dark­ness and I know it's a tempt­ing exit but REACH OUT to ANY­ONE. Stay on this side of it - in the light and warmth. Where you get to try again, ev­ery day,'' ac­tor Pat­ton Oswalt on Twit­ter, also post­ing the phone num­ber for the Na­tional Sui­cide Pre­ven­tion Life­line.

“No. No. No. NO. I just can't be­gin to un­der­stand this. Good­bye to an­other great gone far too soon,'' ac­tor Josh Gad posted on In­sta­gram. ``Please please please re­mem­ber that If you are or any­one you know is strug­gling and needs help, you are not alone. Reach out for help at the Na­tional Sui­cide Pre­ven­tion Hot­line at

“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,'' fel­low chef Gor­don Ram­say wrote on Twit­ter.

“An­other heart­break­ing loss,'' tweeted ac­tress-singer Lea Michele. ``You are and will al­ways be one of my idols An­thony Bour­dain... watch­ing your show al­ways brought me such hap­pi­ness. Thoughts and prayers are with your fam­ily now.''

“I'm in shock hav­ing just heard that An­thony Bour­dain has passed away. I loved the guy, and he was a light of kind­ness and good vibes in my life,'' rocker Iggy Pop wrote on Twit­ter.”

“Maya and I are so sad to hear the news of our dear friend to­day. You will be missed ter­ri­bly. If you or any­one you know needs help, please don't wait to reach out,'' wrote chef and restau­ra­teur Marcus Sa­muels­son, who posted a photo of him­self, his wife and Bour­dain. “His un­con­ven­tional way of ac­cess­ing the heart and soul of food cul­ture led us all on a glo­be­trot­ting food mis­sion that kept us not just in­formed but in­spired,'' chef Daniel Boulud wrote in a state­ment.

“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 and TV host Chrissy Teigen.

“Im so an­gry this morn­ing. Life is (ex­ple­tive) hard and crazy and Tony I love you. Im wear­ing your boots that I never wore be­cause they were yours, and go­ing to work,'' chef and TV per­son­al­ity An­drew Zim­mern wrote on In­sta­gram and Twit­ter, also post­ing a photo of the shoes on his feet. ``Ev­ery­one should hug some ex­tra peo­ple to­day. My heart is heavy.''

“Heart­bro­ken over An­thony Bour­dain. He was a kind per­son. This world doesn't make sense to­day,'' ac­tress Emmy Ros­sum wrote on Twit­ter.

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