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Old 06-08-2018, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I liked him. Cool guy. But he always looked very unhealthy and seemed to drink a lot on his shows in front of the camera and it made me wonder how much he drinks off camera.


So much success. One of the coolest jobs. Still unhappy. Bizarre.

A cool job but a lot of work behind the scenes.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:46 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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May he rest in Peace. I enjoyed him on that cooking competition show, which also had Nigella Lawson on it. He always had some great comments.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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AB came across as a very intense, and sometimes a not very charitable personality. He's made some very unkind public comments about Food Network stars, who have never presumed to consider themselves anything other than home cooks, unlike trained chef AB, himself.

Still, many have had nothing but nice things to say about him, acknowledging his talent and expertise, and I think that's appropriate now. Sandra Lee, in particular, released a heartfelt statement.

As I mentioned elsewhere, I read his first book, Kitchen Confidential, and thoroughly enjoyed his inside look at the business. Sometimes I wished that he'd stuck to writing lol.

May he rest in peace.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:36 AM
Status: "His 'alternative facts' go marching on!" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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"Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer. This is how I'll remember Tony" ____ Barack Obama's 'tweet' about Bourdain, I think he would've liked that. It went on to say "He taught us about food but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We'll miss him."


And full credit to Donald Trump for having some nice things to say about Tony.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:41 AM
 
Location: California
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He never seemed genuinely happy, and had this depressed aura about him. Very sad!
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:59 AM
 
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Well, news reports (NYT) say it was a hanging. And his friend Eric Ripert found him.

So unless he was murdered (or some crazy erotic-asphyxiation thing, like David Carradine(apparently))....it was suicide.
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:12 PM
 
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It's a horribly selfish thing to do, but I don't think those who get to that point are trying to be selfish to their loved ones. They want out of the darkness and pain and mental illness.
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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In retrospect, his unhappiness was obvious. But his gruffness and blunt talk made him appealing to so many people. He probably would not have been as popular if he had the demeanor of Fred Rogers.

Personally.. I didn't care for him. I watched him in an interview yrs ago and never watched anything he was in or did after that.
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:54 PM
 
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Some of Anthonys memorable quotes =https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/anthony_bourdain
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Old 06-08-2018, 01:15 PM
 
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Over the years, I've developed a deep disdain for regular TV programs. The only TV program I recorded and watched with religious fervor was Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations and later Parts Unknown. He was so engaging, so down to earth - a "bad boy" of sorts whose personality made the viewer part of his conversation and experience. Regardless of what country he was in (or what country we are from) Anthony Bourdain brought us all a little closer together. I miss him dearly. Humanity has lost a wonderful person. RIP


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