Val Kilmer is wrong — suicide is not "selfish." I know because I once tried to take my own life.
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Ottavia Busia-Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain's second wife and the mother of his only child, broke her silence on Sunday.
Before he found fame, Bourdain was executive chef at Les Halles on Park Avenue in Manhattan.
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The suicides of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain this week have stunned the world and triggered thousands of emotional responses from Yahoo commenters. The back-to-back losses are a stark reminder of what the World Health Organization calls a “global phenomenon.” Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, the WHO reports, making an average of one person every 40 seconds. Along with grieving family and friends, Yahoo commenters are asking: Why?
After the suicide of a celebrity such as Kate Spade or Anthony Bourdain, other vulnerable people might ask, "If their life is so bad, and they had everything, what hope is there for someone like me?”
"Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds," Asia Argento wrote.
In reacting to the news of Bourdain’s death on social media, many have pointed out how tragic the experience must have been for Ripert, who found Bourdain after the suicide.
The news of Anthony Bourdain’s death comes just days after designer Kate Spade died by suicide. Both left behind teenager daughters, Bourdain’s age 11, Spade’s 13.
Barack Obama, Bryan Cranston, Gordon Ramsay, and Chrissy Teigen were among those paying their respects to the late Anthony Bourdain.
UPDATED with President Trump’s reaction: Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef, adventurer and CNN series host, has died at the age of 61. Bourdain, whose Parts Unknown series launched its 11th season on CNN last month, was reportedly found dead in his hotel room in Strasbourg France, by close friend/French chef Eric Ripert, when he and the production crew were about to start another day’s work. CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death and said the cause of death was suicide. The…
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