Anthony Bourdain's Mother Gladys Speaks Out

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From Delish

In the wake of beloved chef Anthony Bourdain's death, the cause of which has been confirmed as suicide, many are speaking out with beautiful tributes to him.

Bourdain's mother Gladys Bourdain released a statement via the New York Times' obituary for the chef. She was a longtime editor for the publication. "He had everything," she said to the NYT. "Success beyond his wildest dreams. Money beyond his wildest dreams."

According to Gladys, Bourdain's chef friend Eric Ripert mentioned that "Tony had been in a dark mood these past couple of days." Still, his death came as a shock to her. "He is absolutely the last person in the world I would have ever dreamed would do something like this," she told the NYT.

But, as many people who have posted about Bourdain's passing indicate, it's not always easy to tell someone is suffering. His death has inspired many celebrities to share their own stories or urge others to ask for help if they need it.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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