Sad and surprising that such a "Bon Vivant" would commit suicide. You never know what grip suicide has on individuals. He was irreverent, talented, daring and a very interesting TV host. I especially enjoyed his shows on Quebec and NewFoudland. RIP
What was charming and appealing about Bourdain was his openness to experience, and willingness to try just about anything. Unfortunately, that can sometimes bring along impulsiveness for the ride. And by his own admission, chefs can be a cantankerous lot. A damn shame that what often appealsto us onlookers about celebrities can be their very undoing.
Was never exposed to much of him, but another sad situation. There was some designer or such that just committed suicide too. Obviously having money, fame, being well travelled, liked, and all the other benefits people seem to strive for is not the answer to happiness. Mental health issues transcend those boundaries. It seems to be cropping up more as affluent people who seem (at least publicly) to enjoy an enviable life style suffer from mental health afflictions.
never really paid attention to him, maybe landed on his show while flipping once or twice, but last night watched a YT clip of him giving tips on how to prepare something on the grill. it was good advice.
Funny enough, although I'd heard about him for years, I never really watched any of his shows until last xmas. Sitting around with the g/f and got hooked on a couple of his shows (I think CNN was doing one of those episode-after-episode binge things). He was a very entertaining presenter and was in some interesting settings, but like commercials (back when I used to have to watch them), the show left me hungry. I don't need that.
I've heard that he had complained about how busy he always was. And he didn't see any way out of that - being busy led to fame and fortune, which just led him to being busier and busier. Why can't they just walk away and enjoy their life (and money)?
From the outside, it sure looks like he had a fun go of it. RIP, Mr. Bourdain.
Didn’t know he had an 11 yr old kid he left behind. Respect drops from me.
I don’t give a shit what a 61 yr old man does, honestly. But Dads, you’ve got to be heroes....unfailing examples of perseverance to your kids. And you’ve got to do everything you can to see them through to adulthood. Suicide dad is the ultimate deadbeat dad.
No more honouring of this coward that leaves an 11yr old girl without a dad, from me.
If this pisses off some of you celeb sycohohants for not being respectful, tough shit. I’m calling out everyone of these selfish fuckers that dodge their obligations to their children and leave them devastated. If he can’t deal with his shit, how does he expect a kid to now?? Fuck this pisses me off. I wasn’t the same after my dad died when I was 27, I can’t imagine what my life would have been like if it happened when I was a kid.
If it’s get through to just 1 of you thinking of doing something stupid like this, then my mission is a success.
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