Rockers React To The Shocking Death of Chef and TV Host Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain was not just a chef, he was an influencer – of food, and of thought. Bourdain took his own life earlier today, Friday June 8th. According to CNN, Bourdain's friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room.
Bourdain was in France taping another episode of his CNN show, Parts Unknown. Bourdain had a huge affect not only on lovers of food, but everybody, with his quick wit, his penchant for speaking up on social justice and his constant defense of the restaurant workers in the back. Metalheads and rock musicians were very much touched by his work, and the tributes have been pouring in.
Utterly shocked by news of @Bourdain's passing. We've lost an honest broker of life, cuisine, culture and truth. I was honored to spend time with him in Armenia for @PartsUnknownCNN. Our love and condolences go out to his family & all those he touched with his beautiful spirit. pic.twitter.com/yOrgyBuP6x
— Serj Tankian (@serjtankian) June 8, 2018
In utter shock right now 😢 I’ve been a fan of all things @Bourdain since #KitchenConfidential. He not only elevated the conversation on food, books, music, film etc but also social justice. The way I write (& of course, eat) will be forever impacted by him. #ripanthonybourdain pic.twitter.com/byv3JJdp2A
— Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick) June 8, 2018
Learn from Anthony Bourdain, watch his show, read his words, they have meaning and can benefit you. Travel, try something new, talk to someone from a different walk of life, listen to people, consider what they’re going through & help them if you can but stay outta Olive Garden!
— Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta) June 8, 2018
Today, I found out the world has lost one of my heroes. @Bourdain inspired me to discover the world through food; to delight in the things found easily around the planet amongst our travels. I even heard about a thing called Brazilian Jiu Jitsu thanks… https://t.co/9w9GXr8n81 pic.twitter.com/BgzhIYafy8
— Matthew Kiichi Heafy (@matthewkheafy) June 8, 2018
Stunned to hear about Anthony Bourdain, how can someone with such a passion for life take his own? We Met him once and was really cool We talked about Parasitic worms living in Swordfish and why I shouldn't eat Swordfish- I haven’t eaten swordfish since #RIPAnthonyBordain
— Charlie Benante (@skisum) June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain. Damn. What a legend.
— Matt Halpern (@MattPeriphery) June 8, 2018
It’s a sad day. He was one of my favorite storytellers and human being. We are all in shock. https://t.co/6gxpjFcDim
— Dave Lombardo (@TheDaveLombardo) June 8, 2018
Damn 😔 https://t.co/SDR7phKcVE
— Metalcore Millionaire (@FRONZ1LLA) June 8, 2018
Man, losing @Bourdain fucking sucks.
— Paolo Gregoletto (@TriviumPaolo) June 8, 2018
BROTHER ANTHONY @BOURDAIN YOU ALWAYS TELL ME I AM THE LEGEND. YOU ARE THE REAL LEGEND. I LOVE YOU FOREVER BROTHER
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) June 8, 2018
I’m absolutely heart broken. A hero to many but ESPECIALLY to the food service industry. If you need help PLEASE don’t stay silent and PLEASE hit up @HopeForTheDay for mental health awareness and suicide prevention resources REST IN PEACE #RIP #anthonybourdain pic.twitter.com/atZeArpsJt
— ChefBrianTsao (@ChefBrianTsao) June 8, 2018
MESSAGE FROM IGGY: “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.
— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) June 8, 2018
Kitchen Confidential was the greatest book about a chef’s life at the time-,it spawned the whole “foodie” phenomenon as well as the modern era of Kitchen Lit. Anthony Bourdain was the Real Deal. Very upsetting to hear of his apparent suicide death.
— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) June 8, 2018
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I can’t speak to anyone else’s thoughts or actions but I can speak from my own experience. I have been there, written “the note”, had the plan, the stockpile of meds, how to disperse my property among my family. I was ready to go. Luckily, as a last ditched effort, I reached out. I spoke to my closest friends and loved ones. I sought therapy and at times, psychiatry, alternative medicines, even hospitalization. Whatever it took. What I learned is that through the process, circumstances and feelings shift. As the tide comes in and rolls out, the universe takes many shapes and constantly evolves. We are made of the same stuff. We are constantly changing and evolving and flowing… sometimes scary, sometimes beautiful, sometimes lonely, sometimes supported. Hang in there to allow the process and the shapes to change. I can tell you 100% that they do. Please reach out if you find yourself in the darkness. There is no darkness without light. Try to be willing to let it find you. #mentalhealthawareness @musicares #musicares @abovegroundorg