Health & Fit Anthony Bourdain contemplated suicide but said daughter gave him reason 'to live' in one of his final interviews

19:32  08 june  2018
19:32  08 june  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

BREAKING: Anthony Bourdain Found Dead At 61

  BREAKING: Anthony Bourdain Found Dead At 61 CNN confirmed the cause of death was suicide. "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," CNN said in a statement Friday. "His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.

Anthony Bourdain had previously contemplated suicide , he said in an interview months before his death. Chef Anthony Bourdain holds his daughter Ariane in Miami Beach, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 (AP).

Bourdain is on record of saying he’s no journalist, but his interviews are an exercise in open-mindedness. Anthony Bourdain : I guess my whole life, as much as I might have wanted a child for the reason that everybody wants one , I always recognized that at no point until I was 50 was I old

Anthony Bourdain sitting at a table eating food: Chef Anthony Bourdain holds his daughter Ariane in Miami Beach, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 © AP2008 Chef Anthony Bourdain holds his daughter Ariane in Miami Beach, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 Anthony Bourdain had previously contemplated suicide, he said in an interview months before his death.

Anthony Bourdain spoke about having "things to live for" and feeling "reasonably happy" in what would be one of his final in-depth interviews before his death.

The celebrity chef was found dead of an apparent suicide early Friday morning in his hotel room in France. He was 61.

Bourdain told People in February he felt "some responsibility" to "at least try to live" after welcoming daughter, Ariane, now 11, with ex-wife Ottavia Busia in 2007.

In Provincetown, where Anthony Bourdain got his start, shock over his death

  In Provincetown, where Anthony Bourdain got his start, shock over his death The reported death of CNN travel host Anthony Bourdain sent shockwaves on Friday through the Provincetown restaurant scene, where Bourdain first got his start in the business decades ago. “He was really trying to connect food to people in a wonderful kind of way,” said John Yingling, a Provincetown restaurant owner who knew Bourdain for about 40 years. “He went around the world, trying to make people get along better. He was doing a good thing.” Bourdain, who was 61, killed himself in a hotel room while filming an episode of his CNN series “Parts Unknown” in France, the network reported Friday morning.

40 Responses to Anthony Bourdain & Nancy: Happier Times. Daniel says I feel sorry for his daughter …and by the way, Nancy wanted to have children…but Tony did not. Given Bourdain ’s work life as he described it in Kitchen Confidential, they never seemed like Ozzie and Harriet.

Anthony Bourdain . From Wikiquote. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Three years ago I never, ever in a million years thought that I would ever live to see any of that. " Give them the damn burger," says another, "and fucking salmon if they want it too.

"I also do feel I have things to live for," Bourdain said.

The food writer revealed he had contemplated suicide several times.

"There have been times, honestly, in my life that I figured, ‘I’ve had a good run — why not just do this stupid thing, this selfish thing… jump off a cliff into water of indeterminate depth,'" Bourdain told the magazine.

He added, "In retrospect, I don’t know that I would do that today — now that I’m a dad or reasonably happy."

Bourdain dismissed the idea of retirement and said he expected to die while working. The chef was in France to film an episode of his show when he apparently took his own life.

“I’ve tried. I just think I’m just too nervous, neurotic, driven,” he said of retirement. “I would have had a different answer a few years ago. I might have deluded myself into thinking that I’d be happy in a hammock or gardening. But no, I’m quite sure I can’t.”

Anthony Bourdain's Best Quotes About Life, Travel, and Adventure

  Anthony Bourdain's Best Quotes About Life, Travel, and Adventure <p>Anthony Bourdain was as much a wordsmith as he was a culinary explorer.</p>Below, some of his best quotes about travel, food, and adventure:

And my many years of living in his orbit have not left me with a favorable impression, let’s put it that way. No, actually, I don’t know if I can go to Turkey at this point, given who said it, and what they said . Anthony Bourdain is Living the Dream [E] An In-Depth Look at the Legal Fight Between the

One quote of Bourdain ’s suggests he has a Catholic heritage. During the filming of an episode of his show, No Reservations, in Naples, Italy, he said Anthony Bourdain Interview . Not Quite Nigella. [↩].

He then added, “I’m going to pretty much die in the saddle.”

The outspoken star also spoke about being the happiest he's ever been after meeting "somebody really strong." He was likely referencing his girlfriend, Italian actress Asia Argento, who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault in Ronan Farrow's expose in October.

"[I am] happy in ways that I have not been in memory...[and] "happy in ways I didn’t think I ever would be, for sure," he said in February.

He also praised Argento in an interview last week. He raved about working with his girlfriend on his show, "Parts Unknown."

He told Indie Wire in the interview published June 3: “Look, anytime I can get work out of Asia — even random suggestions... that’s a huge help to the show,” he said. “I’d love to have her a continuing director. I just don’t think we can afford her. But, my God, I’d love nothing more than to repeat the experience. She made it incredible.”

Patton Oswalt shares Anthony Bourdain's honest (yet funny) honeymoon travel advice

  Patton Oswalt shares Anthony Bourdain's honest (yet funny) honeymoon travel advice The "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" host shared his passion for Paris in a characteristically profane note.When it comes to visiting Paris, plan as little as possible — and instead, savor the sights, sounds and tastes all around you. At least, that's the advice late chef Anthony Bourdain gave to comedian Patton Oswalt.

And now he is no longer forced to live a hand-to-mouth existence, he says he can enjoy the freedom money and savings give , to ensure his family are Bourdain opened up about his relationship with Ottavia in an interview with the New Yorker for a story that was published just last week.

Anthony Bourdain 's first nonfiction book, Kitchen Confidential , introduced the world to a kind of I like conflict. Maybe it's one of the reasons I don't really feel any connection to clean, orderly In an interview in 2006, you said that you'd never regretted the decision not to have children, that you

While speaking with People earlier this year, Bourdain went into detail about his struggle with being a recovering drug and alcohol user.

"I was a heroin addict, for sure, and I was a cocaine addict, for sure," he told People. "I never stopped drinking, even after."

He continued: "I think my last years working in the restaurant industry, I was definitely drinking too much because alcohol was around me at all times and you were under tremendous stress and people were willing to give you alcohol for free."

Bourdain admitted he had led a dangerous life at times. He said he visited places that were unsafe. 

“I was, frankly, asking for trouble," he recalled. "It was a daredevil move.”

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

CNN Announces the Final 5 Episodes of Parts Unknown .
They will cover Kenya, the Texas and Mexico border, Indonesia, the Lower East Side, and Spain’s Asturias region. For the series’s final episode, cast and crew will talk about the series and they’ll draw on outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage. The last hour will focus on Bourdain’s impact on the world, with fan reactions and friends who showed up in the series. Beyond the show’s final two episodes, Entelis tells the Los Angeles Times that there are no plans to rummage through archival footage for more material.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!