Earlier this morning, celebrity chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain was found dead at 61 of apparent suicide. Throughout the years, Bourdain used food to encourage people to open their minds, travel the world, and meet different kinds of people — especially ones they may otherwise have little in common with. The news of Bourdain’s death hit many hard, including celebrities who had worked with him or admired his work.
Here are 20 reactions from actors, musicians and figureheads who are mourning the loss of a truly amazing man.
1. Chef Gordan Ramsay not only expressed his sadness, but tweeted a help line for people who may be struggling with depression
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
2. Model and social media personality Chrissy Teigen said what we were all thinking
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 :(
4. Lin-Manuel Miranda shared how Bourdain had changed the way he looked at food
Bourdain's exceptional writing made this one formerly picky, fearful eater very brave and want to try everything and I'll always be grateful for him and the worlds he opened
— 🧟♂️The Tomb Where It Happens🧟♀️ (@Lin_Manuel) June 8, 2018
5. Actor and Dancer Harry Shum Jr. shared just how much Bourdain meant to him
I am floored by the tragic news of Anthony Bourdain. One of the few who could transport me through his words & really search for understand of other cultures with his unique perspective and relationship with food. I’m sorry you were in so much pain. Love to his family.
9. Writer Lauren Duca left the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for anyone who may need it
If you need it, after hearing of *Anthony Bourdain's death or because of something else entirely, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255. You can also text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741. People are standing by, ready to help without judgement.
13. Actress Lena Waithe explained just how influential Bourdain truly was
You know why I don’t eat airplane food? Cause Anthony Bourdain told me not to. When he talked. We listened. So sad his sorrow was too much to bear. We’re gonna miss seeing u travel the world & reminding us to try new things and embrace people we’ve never met. #RIPAnthonyBourdain
16. Rose McGowan left a tearful video for anyone thinking of committing suicide
Anthony I am so mad at you. You were so loved, the world is not better without you. I have a message for those considering suicide as a solution to a temporary problem. Please call a hotline. Please reach out. Asia needed you, Anthony. We needed you. Please come back. pic.twitter.com/kqOEdJ80h9
18. Actor Jonah Ray Rodrigues tweeted heartfelt memories he had of Bourdain, including this clip
I was obsessed with Anthony Bourdain. So I made a show parodying his called Hidden America. I was lucky enough that he agreed to be on the second season. His only request was that he wanted to play a shittier, more bafoonish version of himself. Here’s some clips 1/3 pic.twitter.com/yqXsji6d4D
19. Writer Dana Schwartz explained why his death hit so hard
The Anthony Bourdain news feels uniquely heartbreaking, because he seemed to have such a zest for life—for human kindness, for exploring, for discovering new things. Depression can be bigger than all of that.
— No Dana, only Zuul Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) June 8, 2018
20. Actress Felicia Day took a moment to remember his “sense of adventure, celebration of uniqueness and joi de vivre”
I’m so gutted by Anthony Bourdain’s passing because he embodied a sense of adventure, celebration of uniqueness and joi de vivre I was so inspired by. Goes to show that even if you travel to the ends of the earth, you cannot escape your own mind’s torment.
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