Anthony Bourdain: il ricordo degli “amici”


Morto suicida all’età di 61 anni. Anthony Michael Bourdain scompare tragicamente a Parigi. Un “avventuriero del mondo”. Di seguito il ricordo di alcuni dei suoi amici.

BARACK OBAMALow plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.” This is how I’ll remember Tony. He taught us about food — but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We’ll miss him

JOSH HOMME > Dammit Tony. I’m so sorry. I’m so destroyed. I love you brother. I miss you too much already. My love & condolences to Ariane & Ottavia

IGGY POP > “I’m in shock having just heard that Anthony Bourdain has passed away. I loved the guy, and he was a light of kindness and good vibes in my life”

ZOLA JESUS > “damn, i’m straight up gutted about anthony bourdain. he was brave and foxy as shit. his shows were and will continue to be my comfort food”

LAURA JANE GRACEDamn. Waking up to the news about Anthony Bourdain. Fuck that hurts. No other words, just sadness. Please, if anyone out there needs help… National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

EL-P > rest in peace Anthony Bourdain.

CARL NEWMANSo sad to hear about Anthony Bourdain. Depression comes in many many forms, it attacks different people in different ways. Tell someone about it. Cling to the raft. Keep going.

AMY MILLANAnthony Bourdain’s voice and presence cut through so much of the bullshit and noise and nonsense. Utterly gutted.

ALISON MOSSHART > You were a house on fire that I walked into willingly. You saved me several times from my own downs. You lifted me, you shifted me. We were on the same high speed train. You showed up right on time to the party, to life, to mine, inspired me, warmed me, took care of me, loved me, and I loved you. You were my friend. The real kind. I thank you endlessly for the couple of years I knew you. I thank you endlessly for all you showed and taught me. I thank you endlessly for being one of the spectacular indefinable fearless warriors in this world, for opening minds, for shining light where deserved in the darkness, your kindness and heart boundless, an advocate, a champion, an artist, a man. I thank you for all the times you made me laugh, and I’m thankful I got to make you laugh too. I’m thankful to have known you. I’m lucky. Lucky and thankful, even though right now I am destroyed, losing you, I am broken, confused, tangled, and it’s hard to see through my battered eyes, because it’s impossible to understand that I will never see you again. I just hope I told you enough how much I loved you. I know I did deep down, but right now it feels like even so many times, wasn’t enough. And I only wish I could just say it again. All the love in the world was yours. Tony, rest in peace my dear friend. To his friends, his family, to all of you, I send my whole heart, all my power and strength, all my love. I am here if you need me. For the long haul. I can’t wait to be in the same town, country, and see you and hug you until my arms give out. I love you. I love you so much and i’m not gonna stop telling you

JOHN LURIE > Anthony Bourdain walked into my home without a hint of ego. I loved him in seconds. A truly decent man. We needed him.

UMO > Not Bourdain

JIMMY EAT WORLDAs a band that has travelled the world for the past 20 plus years Anthony Bourdain has shown us the light in so many ways. We will miss him very much. RIP

ALEX KAPRANOSRIP Anthony Bourdain. I read and loved Kitchen Confidential while I was working as a chef at Groucho St Jude in Glasgow. It was the first book since Down & Out In Paris & London that captured some of the intensity, danger and excitement of life in a kitchen.

ANTON NEWCOMBE > Holy shit @Bourdain I just found out this is too much – my heart goes out to you loved ones

MARK LANEGANI’m heartbroken. @Bourdain was such a positive force in my life and so many others. A great friend and artist. What a sad fucking day

ALEX SKOLNICK > In utter shock right now. I’ve been a fan of all things @Bourdain since #KitchenConfidential. He not only elevated the conversation on food, books, music, film etc but also social justice. The way I write (& of course, eat) will be forever impacted by him.

QUESTLOVEJust saw the news this morning about Anthony Bourdain’s passing. I have so many thoughts about him—memories, emotions, and unanswered questions—that right now it’s sort of a jumble. I feel so thankful for him to introducing me to a world I never knew, the world of food and especially food around the world. It was through Anthony that I learned about the sushi master Jiro Ono was and that recommendation (seeing the Jiro doc & making a pilgrimage to Tokyo by any means necessary) singlehandedly changed the course of my professional and creative life. Anthony also believed, and talked often, about how all forms of creativity were connected: how chefs and drummers and comedians and actors and directors and painters all drew on the same well of thoughts and emotions. That feeling stuck with me. Watching him take trips to faraway lands to get a taste of heaven (and, just as often, to show how life on earth can be hell for people under the thumb of cruel governments or oppressive poverty) was the equivalent of my many trips to obscure record shops continents away. Lastly I’ll miss our endless banter about the merits (or lack therof) of Yacht Rock. Anthony came on Fallon often, and every time he liked to warn me that his walk-on music better have “some umph to it.” He wanted power and attitude. I’d agree with him, and then I’d play another Billy Joel song, which infuriated him. A few years back, to thank him for writing the foreword to my book, I started the ultimate troll project, though I never got to give it to him. We had an “argument” over Herb Alpert’s “Route 101”: I made the case that the song’s good-feeling/good-time vibe couldn’t be denied, and he made the case that he denied it, and the more heated the argument got the more we laughed. I told him imma make him the mother of smooth-pop playlists and then he would see the light. I’m finishing that playlist, and when I do, I’ll name it after him, just so I can imagine that laugh of his.

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDABourdain’s exceptional writing made this one formerly picky, fearful eater very brave and want to try everything and I’ll always be grateful for him and the worlds he opened

MANDY MOOREThis is utterly heartbreaking. Thank you for opening our eyes to parts of the world both cherished and unknown. What a legacy. Sending peace and love to his family. If you or someone you love needs help, please reach out or call 1-800-273-TALK.

BRYAN CRANSTONAccording to AFSP, there are nearly 45,000 suicides every year in the US. Shocking. I was saddened to hear of the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. RIP. It illustrates that success is not immune to depression. We all need to be more aware of our friends who are suffering

GORDON RAMSAYStunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food. Remember that help is a phone call away US:1-800-273-TALK UK: 116 123

ROSE MCGOWANAnthony I am so mad at you. You were so loved, the world is not better without you. I have a message for those considering suicide as a solution to a temporary problem. Please call a hotline. Please reach out. Asia needed you, Anthony. We needed you. Please come back.

BOY GEORGECannot believe the sad news about @Bourdain

THIRD MAND RECORDSOur short time in the company of Anthony and his team in Nashville was one of the most exciting, joyous, and stimulating weeks we’ve had here at Third Man. He immediately went straight to the heart of everything with incredibly insightful questions and a predisposed need to understand the how and why of everything around him. An intellectual, raconteur, kind soul, who was as real as they come… Anthony and his crew worked harder than anything we’ve come across and they did it with grace, happiness and kindness, daily. We’ll miss you, sir. Our love to your family, friends, and crew.

MATT DILLON > Very sad day. I love this guy

IMANAnthony Bourdain! A sad day for food but most importantly culture & curiosity!

MICHELLE MONAGHANAnthony Bourdain was a perfect example of how to wander through this world – crossing global boundaries and embracing different cultures with an incomparable sense of adventure and humor and all without judgement. What an intelligent, curious, authentic and kind soul. I hope wherever you’re wandering now, you are at peace ya legend. #rebelwithaheart ❤ For those of you suffering, please reach out. 

BRAD WILK > RIP Anthony Bourdain. A true adventurist

LYNN COLLINSThis man taught me so much through his writings, books and his tv shows. Deeply saddened this morning to learn of his suicide. Him passing in this way cut deeply for he and his travel shows were often where I turned in the darkest moments of the lowest time in my own life. His spirit and perspective never failed to help me have some feeling of relief and expansion and most importantly, he helped me connect to the adventurous spirit we all share as people. This lifted me up and out of my hopelessness too many times to count. I wish I could have been there for you sir. Life serves us choices every moment ….reach out if you need help finding the choice to live.

JOEY CASTILLOSuch a terrible Loss and Shame to her of this sad news today, and lose another Real Talent and all around good person….I was lucky enough to meet,and be on an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s first TV show, we taped for a Holiday Special, Thank you for all you did, Condolences to his Family, RIP AB

MARGO PRICEIt’s hard to find the words right now… This is a heartbreaking loss for the entire world. I will always be grateful for the support and kindness Anthony showed to us. I admired him greatly.

MICHAEL DES BARRES >  I am shocked and saddened by the death of Anthony Bourdain. He brought a Rock & Roll consciousness to what we eat & what the world tastes like from a provocative punk’s POV. As he traveled the world we heard the passion of the great punk artists. Iggy, the Dolls & the Ramones. He made cuisine cool. This has fucked me up. The suicides of the accomplished shows the depth & ferocity Of suicide. I love you my friends…

STEVIE VAN ZANDTShocked by the terrible loss of Anthony Bourdain. Why is it always the best of us?

UNIFORMRest easy, Anthony. This world is shit but you were beautiful. I hope you have found peace.

ANDY ROURKE > Saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Anthony Bourdain. RIP

TED NUGENTAdios & Godspeed my kill it & grill it bloodbrother Anthony Bordain

FOGHATThis is so sad to hear about the death of Anthony Bourdain. Yet another suicide. On the outside it seems like one has everything going for them. But the demons inside are another story. Our thoughts are with his family and friends and with all those…

TEGAN AND SARAI loved watching Anthony Bourdain talk, eat crazy food, laugh and drink with people from all over the world. It was a comfort to hear his voice when I was in a hotel room late at night channel surfing. Very sad, but grateful for the 61 years he was doing his thing

MIA FARROWMaybe we all wanted to hang out with him. He was that cool, fun, frank, insightful. He introduced us to distant lands and to people with different traditions. And without ever preaching, he reminded us that we humans are far more alike than different. Thank you Anthony Bourdain

VICKY CORNELLHeartbroken that another bright light is out. My heart goes out to @anthonybourdain ‘s daughter , @asiaargento and his family. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you most of the time those marks — on your body or on your heart — are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt