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When news broke that Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in France, friends, coworkers and fans went to social media to mourn, reacting to his death.
CNN confirmed Bourdain’s cause of death as suicide. He was the host of CNN’s series “Parts Unknown.” Eric Ripert, a chef and friend of Bourdain, found him unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning, CNN reported. Bourdain was in France filming a new episode of the series.
CNN statement regarding the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain: pic.twitter.com/MR1S5fP16o— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) June 8, 2018
The reaction on social media varied from thoughts and prayers to asking why.
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 :(— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain, 61 was very dear to me. He was an educator, he was such a foodie who shared his travels, wisdom and loved him some Foxy Brown.— Pam Grier Ph.D (@PamGrier) June 8, 2018
To his family, Peace be still.
Incredibly sad news about Anthony Bourdain. Sending such love to his family, including his CNN family, who must be hurting terribly today. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, please remember, help is right here: Nat’l Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 8, 2018
Gutted to hear we’ve lost @Bourdain. If you are ever feeling alone, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1 (800) 273-8255.— Buddy Valastro (@CakeBossBuddy) June 8, 2018
This is so awful.— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain, 61, has died. He took his own life.
He was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series. His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.
So sad. An amazing story teller; an advocate for better working conditions for restaurant workers... tragic loss.— Chris Macheras (@chrismacheras) June 8, 2018
Dear God No.— Samantha Brown (@SamanthaBrown) June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain committed suicide. I feel sick to my stomach. He inspired me to travel the world and get over my fear of flying. I was lucky enough to meet him on one of my flights. I can't breathe— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) June 8, 2018
Heartbroken to hear about Tony Bourdain’s death. Unbearable for his family and girlfriend. Am going off twitter for a while— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) June 8, 2018
Thank you for telling me to visit the Lunch Lady in Saigon, and for making sure I had more than enough reason to see Myanmar for myself. You were a lighthouse in the middle of a dark ocean, @Bourdain. :'( pic.twitter.com/j9aAZU9HdZ— #BabaeAko 💜 Let's #RiseUpTogether 🏳️🌈 (@highreaching) June 8, 2018
I thank my love and passion for traveling, exploring the unknown, learning about new cultures and foods, to Anthony. His shows and books have inspired me more than any other person ever could. Truly sad about this news.— ₿oogieCrypto (@BoogieCrypto) June 8, 2018
RIP Anthony Bourdain pic.twitter.com/t3surqZKzm