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RIP Anthony Bourdain

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanielSimpsonDay, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

  2. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

    Very sad. My sister and her husband are huge fans. They got VIP tickets to a show he gave did at a local university where he just spun tales. They got to meet him backstage and they said he was great.
  3. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

  4. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Wow. I much liked his show, and often thought "that dude's got the most awesome life." But apparently not given its premature end.
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  5. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    Awful. Always believed he had THE dream job.

    Really enjoyed his work. Depression doesn’t discriminate.
  6. BadgerBeer

    BadgerBeer Well-Known Member

    This is so sad. He obviously had his demons but this really stings. RIP
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

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  8. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I can only repeat what you others have said. I'll miss him. RIP.
  9. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member


    His show on Travel Channel was great. His CNN show was art, a window into places I’ll never experience in ways I never could otherwise.

    And he had a young daughter. This is awful.
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  10. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member


    This just fing sucks

    I love this video for so many reasons.

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  11. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Not to be crass, but my first thought was to be insulted. I mean, he seemingly had the world by the ass, and the means to get good help, so he couldn't recognize and acknowledge the need to get away to a good treatment center for a month or two and let some excellent doctors and therapists help him? Did he consider that path but then reject it?

    But, yes, depression doesn't discriminate, and I guess his demons were fierce. But what a blow to the young daughter, and the fans, and the world at large. Makes the world seem ever more maddening and hopeless when a Tony Bourdain pulls the plug in a hotel room in France in the middle of an incredibly fine and inspirational life.

    Again, not being crass here. It's bewildering and very sad, which are my prevailing thoughts. RIP Anthony Bourdain.
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  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    He lived. And maybe he was done living.

    Hemingway, who lived too, was 61 too when he did himself in.

    Hemingway was 61 years and 346 days old.

    Bourdain was 61 years and 348 days old.
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