• Suicide Prevention Calls Increase After Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain Deaths

    13 days ago - By The Wrap

    Suicide prevention hotlines are fielding a record-breaking number of calls following the news that yet another big-name celebrity, TV chef Anthony Bourdain, died of an apparent suicide on Friday.
    According to a report released Thursday by the Center for Disease Control , suicide rates are up 30 percent since 1999, and only half of those who died had been diagnosed with mental health issues. But the recent influx is due in part, they say, to a string of celebrity suicides, which also includes designer Kate Spade and Swedish musician Avicii.
    “We've definitely seen an uptick,” Lauren Foster...
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  • Fellow Chef Who Found Bourdain's Body: ‘Anthony Was My Best Friend'

    13 days ago - By The Wrap

    It was one of Anthony Bourdain's closest friends who found him unresponsive in his hotel room on Friday morning.
    Éric Ripert, a famed chef in his own right, honored Bourdain, who died by suicide at the age of 61 .
    “Anthony was my best friend,” tweeted Ripert on Friday, adding, “An exceptional human being, so inspiring & generous. One of the great storytellers who connected w so many. I pray he is at peace from the bottom of my heart. My love & prayers are also w his family, friends and loved ones.”
    Ripert would appear from time to time on Bourdain's “Parts Unknown,” in one episode sampling...
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  • Ted Nugent Pays Tribute to Anthony Bourdain, ‘My Kill it and Grill it Bloodbrother'

    13 days ago - By The Wrap

    The death of celebrity chef and “Parts Unknown” star Anthony Bourdain moved people to flood social media on Friday with tributes.
    Among the more unexpected tributes came from musician and outspoken conservative Ted Nugent, whose political views would seem to have little in common with Bourdain's.
    “Adios & Godspeed my kill it & grill it bloodbrother Anthony Bordain,” Nugent wrote early Friday morning, after news broke that Bourdain had died of an apparent suicide at age 61.
    Also Read: What's the Future of CNN's 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown' After His Death?
    Bourdain discussed the...
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  • People Are Already Pitching Themselves to CNN to Replace Anthony Bourdain

    14 days ago - By The Wrap

    Within hours after the news that CNN star Anthony Bourdain had died by suicide in a Paris hotel room, network executives have received “at least a half dozen” unsolicited pitches from individuals looking to replace the chef on the long-running travel show “Parts Unknown.”
    “I would like to submit myself to step into the Show as a replacement,” wrote one man to the network in an email obtained by TheWrap.
    “I have studied with great chefs and I have great passion, talents and knowledge taught to me by the old timers of the fish business,” the man added, while also noting that he had...
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