Anthony Bourdain

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Anthony Bourdain

Post by lvdkeyes » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:27 pm

Anthony Bourdain, a gifted storyteller and writer who took CNN viewers around the world, has died. He was 61.
CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.

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Re: Anthony Bourdain

Post by fountainhall » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:20 am

Very sad. 61 is still middle age now. He seemed to revel in life and bringing life from so many diverse countries into our own lives. Yet it is obvious from all the tributes that he was dealing with this own demons. He'd been through very rough times until about 15 years ago including booze and all manner of drugs including addiction to heroin at age 17. That must have left big scars despite his fame, all his friends, wealth and success.

Most of us I suspect have our own demons lurking inside us which we try to keep hidden even from our own conscious minds. And who knows when they might suddenly surface? When someone like Bourdain takes his own life, it will be agonising not only to his family but equally to his good friends. They must be racking their brains now for the signs they might have missed that such an event might occur. But if it happened to anyone we knew, would any signs be obvious? Would we even recognise them?

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