Celebrities from across the globe took to social media to mourn the death of famed chef Anthony Bourdain, who died of suspected suicide today, and urged people suffering from depression to seek help from suicide prevention helplines.
Bourdain was found dead in a hotel room in France. He was 61.
CNN, which aired his "Parts Unknown" series, reported that the cause of death was suicide.
"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," he tweeted.
"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," singer-songwriter Mandy Moore posted.
"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston wrote," According to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 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."
" Anthony Bourdain committed suicide. I feel sick to my stomach. He inspired me to travel the world and get over my fear of flying. I was lucky enough to meet him on one of my flights. I can't breathe," actor-writer Andy Milonakis said.
Megyn Kelly tweeted, "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: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255."
Film and television director, Lexi Alexander, tweeted, "RIP Anthony Bourdain. Friend of Palestine. Great ally to women. This is an unbelievable loss."
American political activist Linda Sarsour wrote, "Kate Spade and now Anthony Bourdain? How many people around us, in our families, in our workplaces, in our movements are struggling so much they would take their own lives and we are not paying attention? Look after one another. Love. Be kind. Be gentle."
Celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, said, "I have to say I'm in total shock to hear that the amazing @Bourdain has just died. He really broke the mould, pushed the culinary conversation, Rest in peace chef. Thoughts and love to all his family and close friends."
Model Chrissy Teigen, posted, "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."
Indian celebrities also paid tributes to the celebrated food critic and writer.
Pooja Bhatt said,"Shattered to hear that Anthony Bourdain is no more... don't take people in your life for granted. Listen more... love more... it's a short existence. Somehow RIP doesn't quite cut it this time round. Hope he continues to be the fire-starter he was wherever in the Universe he is."
"Shocked to hear about @Bourdain! #KateSpade and now #AnthonyBourdain. My father and I have visited his office in NYC. Lots of warmth from his team. Extremely sad to hear the news. Was a huge fan," Dulquer Salmaan.
Food writer-journalist Vir Sanghvi tweeted, "RIP Anthony Bpurdain who transformed the image of chefs with Kitchen Confidential and then re-invented the food show on TV. A great loss to the food world . But his legacy lives on."
Quoting Bourdain, actor Tillotama Shome wrote, "'Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one's life': Anthony Bourdain. I wish you safe passage to the next adventure."
Food and travel show hosts Rocky and Mayur tweeted, "RIP @Bourdain Anthony Bourdain. May there be a 27-course meal awaiting you at the Parts Unknown you're heading for.
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