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Old 8 June 2018, 07:59
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Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...ead-at-61.html

What's with these people hanging themselves. That just sounds like a horrible, slow way to go. It ain't like it's a knot that will break their neck quick.
He was kind of a liberal douche bag at times, but I enjoyed his show and he wasn't afraid to speak his mind.
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Old 8 June 2018, 08:05
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His political views aside--I enjoyed watching his travels and the food destinations.
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Old 8 June 2018, 08:15
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What a shame
I really didn't/don't know much about his political views but I really did enjoy his show. I still think it is awesome to be able to get paid/ or someone pays for a person to travel and eat.

It must be something in the air because just in the last three weeks, our office had to go out to a number of scenes for the exact same scenario.
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Old 8 June 2018, 08:21
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As I mentioned in another thread, I loved watching his show, not only for the travel and food, but because of his lust for life and living. That being said, it's especially ironic and truly mystifying that he went out the way he did but then again, he always gave zero fucks.

Rest in peace, Chef...
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Dang, what a shame. I'm one of those folks that enjoys watching cooking shows. He was pretty blunt and entertaining. One article that I read said he had an extensive issue withe drugs and alcohol. LSD, heroin and cocaine. Pretty lethal combination if true.
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I always enjoyed how he would show off the small hole in the wall places, the street food vendors, some home cooking, and other real culture relevant food places...not just the fancy restaurants some foodies think are the be all/end all of what is relevant.

Sucks he decided to end it, and I wish he hadn't. He truly lived those 61 years, and he had plenty more left if he wanted them.
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Old 8 June 2018, 09:18
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Old 8 June 2018, 09:23
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One article that I read said he had an extensive issue withe drugs and alcohol. LSD, heroin and cocaine. Pretty lethal combination if true.
He's pretty open about his past drug usage and his disdain for the current dope dealing pharmaceutical industry. It's my understanding that he had put down the drugs and was only drinking alcohol.

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His political views aside--I enjoyed watching his travels and the food destinations.
Same here and he also had no reservations about going out to hunt for food that would be cooked. And I loved how he featured every day places like street food in Mexico or trucks in NYC or family home cooking. I also did not realize he was a big BJJ enthusiast and was doing competitions in the over 50 age group. I pulled up some footage on YouTube a few months ago and watched him compete. He did ok.

RIP Mr. Bourdain

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I have a hard understanding how someone still responsible for raising kids (he has a 12 year old daughter) can kill themselves. He just fucked her for life...
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Old 8 June 2018, 10:11
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Should be required reading.....

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1999/04/19/dont-eat-before-reading-this

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I have a hard understanding how someone still responsible for raising kids (he has a 12 year old daughter) can kill themselves. He just fucked her for life...
Well, I've been there before so I can understand. That's why I always reach out to people that seem to be struggling.

Mental illness is pretty awful. Who knows how bad or why he was suffering but I think it's safe to safe that rational thought was not part of the equation at the time.

It's a tragedy. As we all know, it's a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

If you are struggling reach out to someone. Talk about it and things will get better.
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Old 8 June 2018, 10:56
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I remember talking to him in NYC years ago. Really personable guy. The only thing I can think of is a terminal illness.
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Sad ending....

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...it's a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
Sometimes, death is a permanent solution to a permanent problem...

Some folks are terminal with an illness and choose their exit.

Whatever the case here, I hope he made provision to expound on his feelings for a child left behind...
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I remember talking to him in NYC years ago. Really personable guy. The only thing I can think of is a terminal illness.
or an impending sexual harassment suit or revelation...

I remember reading his first book. He definitely had an interesting life.
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I have a hard understanding how someone still responsible for raising kids (he has a 12 year old daughter) can kill themselves. He just fucked her for life...
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Old 8 June 2018, 11:20
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I have a hard understanding how someone still responsible for raising kids (he has a 12 year old daughter) can kill themselves.
Agreed. Every time I read about these suicides my first thought is how selfish it is. The demons are hard to fight sometimes but we can’t let them have a say in how long we’re here for ourselves and our family.
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Could it have been an accident? Like what happened to Grasshopper.
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