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Old 06-08-2018, 06:47 AM   #1
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CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

Sad news. RIP, Bourdain.

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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."
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:01 AM   #2
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Isn't that something. I enjoyed his style and sense of humor. RIP.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:17 AM   #3
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Me, too, Dawg. Depression is so insidious.
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Truly sad. He was a great chef and restaurateur, and also opened the eyes of millions to the customs and cuisines of places and cultures most of will never have a chance to visit.

Strange that I just discovered the show based on his autobiography, Kitchen Confidential.

He will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to his family and friends. I hope they can take some comfort in the legacy he left.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:33 AM   #5
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I'm sick over this news of AB.

I liked him so much, more and more over his years on TV. His relationship with people and food was like no other, and I felt he was a really decent guy even with all his quirky and often charming/bizarre foibles.

He was like no other, and it's so very, very sad for him, and those he left behind, especially his 11 yr old daughter.
RIP You will be missed.
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Sad news for sure.
But I do wonder about the "suicide"?
They have released no details, but its well known that Anthony struggled with heroin addiction in his early years. Long before he became successful.

I think he may have died from an accidental overdose? He was found in his room "unresponsive".
May be more to this story?
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Sad news for sure.
But I do wonder about the "suicide"?
They have released no details, but its well known that Anthony struggled with heroin addiction in his early years. Long before he became successful.

I think he may have died from an accidental overdose? He was found in his room "unresponsive".
May be more to this story?

That crossed my mind too RB. In his case, I just can't imagine it being intentional, but unless a note is found, nobody will know for sure.
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He suffered from depression and French police have confirmed that his death was due to suicide. https://people.com/food/anthony-bourdain-obituary/


I saw this article this morning. In addition to the TV shows, he was an amazingly compassionate, evocative writer.

https://www.salon.com/2006/07/28/bourdain_beirut/
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This was such sad and shocking news to wake up to this morning. Rest in peace, Mr. Bourdain.
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