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.
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
Dear God No.
— Samantha Brown (@SamanthaBrown) June 8, 2018
I just woke up to the horrible news about my friend @Bourdain. In shock and devastated. One of the most fun and wittiest men I knew. Tony you will be missed. RIP
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) 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
He gave me the spark to see the world. The way he poetically wrapped up every show was so beautiful and moving it made me want to jump on a plane and follow in his footsteps. RIP to legend, Anthony Bourdain pic.twitter.com/tlO6P6GP03
— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) June 8, 2018