Hollywood is remembering Anthony Bourdain, who was found dead in his hotel room on Friday morning from suicide. He was 61 years old. The famed chef and travel host was in France filming new episodes of his series Parts Unknown for CNN.
Colleagues and fans took to social media to express their grief over his passing including fellow chef Gordon Ramsay, who also included the numbers to suicide prevention hotlines in the U.S. and the UK. "Stunned 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," he tweeted.
Asia Argento, Bourdain's girlfriend at the time of his death, shared a heartfelt message, calling the late chef her protector. "Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generousity knew no bounds. He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine," she wrote on Twitter.
Even Donald Trump offered consolation, saying "I want to extend to his family my heartfelt condolences," to reporters Friday morning. "I enjoyed his show, he was quite a character."
Celebrities including Tom Colicchio, Barack Obama (who traveled to Vietnam with Bourdain for Parts Unknown in 2016), Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chrissy Teigen and more also offered their condolences, encouraging those who may be struggling with depression to seek the help that they need.
RIP doubtful. Tony's restless spirit will roam the earth in search of justice, truth and a great bowl of noodles. @Bourdain— Tom Colicchio (@tomcolicchio) June 8, 2018
"Low 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. pic.twitter.com/orEXIaEMZM— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 8, 2018
Anthony 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. pic.twitter.com/kqOEdJ80h9— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 8, 2018
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
Stunned 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— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) June 8, 2018
National Suicide Hotline— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 8, 2018
1 800 273 8255
I've brushed up against this darkness and I know it's a tempting exit but REACH OUT to ANYONE. Stay on this side of it - in the light and warmth. Where you get to try again, every day.
This 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. https://t.co/mkht3wTY5m— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain lived in a way that most of us should. A seeker of the unknown & a man who exposed magnificent parts of the world to us through our TVs. I don't even know what to say, this makes me so damn sad. I truly loved him & what he stood for.— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) June 8, 2018
His wisdom, his insight, his humor, his compassion, his staunch resistance to the inauthentic and support of all that resonates from the heart, and his passion for life that he shared with the us....Its difficult to process a world without Anthony Bourdain.— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) 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
Incredibly sad news about Anthony Bourdain. Sending such love to his family, including his CNN family, who must be hurting terribly today. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, please remember, help is right here: Nat'l Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 8, 2018
Seriously take a page out of Anthony Bourdain's book... go travel, eat and immerse yourself in a culture other than your own and when you do, embrace the practice of just listening. pic.twitter.com/3ejBksN2xH— Jamira Burley (@JamiraBurley) June 8, 2018
Bourdain never treated our food like he "discovered" it. He kicked it with grandma because he knew that HE was the one that needed to catch up to our brilliance.— Jenny Yang 👲🏼👲🏼👲🏼 (@jennyyangtv) June 8, 2018
I wish so much for his legacy to take hold in western (mostly white) food media culture. What a loss. I'm so sad.
Bourdain'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— 🇵🇷 Lin-Manuel Miranda 🏳️🌈 (@Lin_Manuel) June 8, 2018
If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for a list of additional resources.