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Old 06-08-2018, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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Bourdain often seemed edgy and intense on TV. I just thought he was a stereotypically brash New Yorker. But perhaps he wasn’t at peace with himself.

Same here. Except I just figured he wasn't a happy person.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:04 AM
 
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I admired the hell out of that man, a fit looking, handsome and urbane world traveler.
An Author, chef, and raconteur...He made Food interesting and fun.

When he interviewed someone, he asked intereresting questions, and actually listened to replies.
A rare commodity among celebrities who think the spotlight should only be focused on them.

The world, (and he saw much of it) is certainly a sadder place.

RIP Mr. Bourdain
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:05 AM
 
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I really don't understand all these celebrity suicides (excuse my ignorance). What could possibly drive them to this point (aside from depression)? Could their life be that much harder than the average person trying to work and pay their next rent and bill?

The same things that drive non celebrities to suicide. There are lots of people that commit suicide every day and they just don't make the headlines. Many of those 'average person trying to work and pay their next rent and bill' people, commit suicide too.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Sad, people who seem to "have it all" - rich, famous, accomplished - what goes wrong?
depression doesn't discriminate. it is a destroyer, no matter how much the person is loved or how much success they obtain.

and medical science still knows so little about the physical disease of mental illness that kills so many.

the family and friends of this man are heartbroken. those of us who have had friends choose suicide know their shock, pain and loss. you really never get over that.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:08 AM
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Hey Moderator, can the Anthony Bourdain threads be combined to one thread?
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:09 AM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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One thing I enjoyed about Tony was how he could dine in an elegant Michelin starred restaurant in Spain or slurp noodles from a street stall in Vietnam with equal gusto. Sadly, I guess he felt he'd sampled enough dishes from life's buffet.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Man.. deaths really do come in 3s. First Avicii, then Kate Spade, now Anthony. RIP. I don't get it..
Three famous people dying in 6 weeks isn't out of the norm. 3 in a few days, maybe.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:19 AM
 
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The man seemed to have a great career,a beautiful family,many friends and id expect a sizable bank account yet he got to a place where death was preferable to life, sad, he will be missed.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Big Apple
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Was literally JUST talking about Anthony Bourdain yesterday with my bf. This is the second time it has happened when I spoke or thought of someone a few days before their deaths. Very strange.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:42 AM
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The same things that drive non celebrities to suicide. There are lots of people that commit suicide every day and they just don't make the headlines. Many of those 'average person trying to work and pay their next rent and bill' people, commit suicide too.

Many with all the material wealth we could imagine are not happy.

There's complete truth in the adage 'Money can't buy happiness'.
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