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RIP Anthony Bourdain

HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,020
Just reading in my Twitter stream that he is dead from suicide at age 61.

Very sad to hear this.
Camped out in the (757/804)
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  • tenpenny_05tenpenny_05 Posts: 273
    And Guy Fieri breaths a sigh of relief...
    Kansas City, Kansas
    Second hand Medium BGE, Second hand Black Kamado Joe Classic, Second hand Weber Kettle, Second hand Weber Smokey Mountain
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,364
    Damn.
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,485
    Wtf
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 14,245
    Terribly sad.  Mental illness is an indiscriminate affliction.  
    "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Einstein

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • DondgcDondgc Posts: 421
    Sad. 
    New Orleans LA
  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,585
    Ugh.
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,703
    We were just discussing him last night. That’s so sad. 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • Damn. That’s tragic.  

    My need to have a cote de boeuf and a moment of silence for dinner tonight. 

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • LegumeLegume Posts: 9,551
    Absolutely tragic.  Had the rare gift to be able to present his unvarnished opinions with charm.
    Austin, TX
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 14,245
    I didn’t catch his show all that often, but when I did, I really appreciated it.  Obviously the guy loved food and drink, but also the opportunity to sit down with people around a table and get to know their cultures and traditions around the meal.  He’ll be missed.  
    "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Einstein

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 8,388
    Wow. 
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,359
    SO sorry to hear this, don't want to believe it.  Loved that guy.  Read Kitchen Confidential when it came out all those years ago, loved it (though it doesn't play well in our changed world today), been a fan ever since.  Very sorry to lose him.
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 14,245
    CNN has a piece up on him as well that is worth your time:

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/08/us/anthony-bourdain-obit/index.html
    "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Einstein

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,673
    WoW
    Visalia, Ca
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 14,245
    His daughter is 11.  Damn.
    "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Einstein

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,779
    Going to miss him, rockstar of the culinary world. 


    Jacksonville FL
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,673
    His daughter is 11.  Damn.
    And that's the real tragedy ...
    Visalia, Ca
  • F you, Mental Illness.
    So sad.
    1 LBGE in Chapel Hill, NC
  • BBQBuddyBBQBuddy Posts: 272
    If you or someone you know needs help:
    From the CNN story...
    The suicide rate in the United States has seen sharp increases in recent years. It's now the 10th leading cause of death in the country, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Studies have shown that the risk of suicide declines sharply when people call the national suicide hotline: 1-800-273-TALK

    There is also a crisis text line

    The lines are staffed by a mix of paid professionals and unpaid volunteers trained in crisis and suicide intervention. The confidential environment, the 24-hour accessibility, a caller's ability to hang up at any time and the person-centered care have helped its success, advocates say.

    2 Large BGE, MiniMax, Miami, FL

  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,772
    This is terrible news. Two big names this week lost to suicide.

    Ask Mike noted, you think somone has it dicked  but we have no clue to their struggles. 
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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 12,483
    Terribly sad. Prayers for his family and close friends.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 6,795
    Suicide rate has increased 30% in the US since 1999.

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 9,551
    This is terrible news. Two big names this week lost to suicide.

    Ask Mike noted, you think somone has it dicked  but we have no clue to their struggles. 
    Agree.  Celebrity is the original Facebook.
    Austin, TX
  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 2,094
    No words.

    I hope you found the peace you were looking for.
  • JohnEggGioJohnEggGio Posts: 611
    Nooooo!  Stunned...
    Maryland, 1 LBGE
  • HendersonTRKingHendersonTRKing Posts: 1,430
    What the everloving ****. As much as anything else, his book, Kitchen Confidential, started me on my love affair with food, and opened my eyes to a world I’d never known. So unspeakably sad. 

    Another reminder that we don’t know what others are carrying around with them as we stumble through life. Be kind. Be patient. Try to empathize. 

    Oh so sad. 
    It's a 302 thing . . .
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 12,483
    Suicide rate has increased 30% in the US since 1999.
    That is a sad but telling statistic right there.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
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