Bourdain spoke about his depression candidly on his show.
Anthony Bourdain spoke about dealing with depression on a 2016 episode of his show Parts Unknown. Talking with a therapist, Bourdain states, "I will find myself in an airport, for instance, and I'll order an airport hamburger. It's an insignificant thing, it's a small thing, it's a hamburger, but it's not a good one. Suddenly I look at the hamburger and I find myself in a spiral of depression that can last for days."
In the clip, which was unearthed by TMZ, Bourdain also states, "I feel kind of like a freak and I feel very isolated. I communicate for a living but I'm terrible at communicating with people I care about." The celebrity chef and world traveler was found unresponsive in a hotel room today (June 8). It was later confirmed that he hanged himself. “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN wrote in a statement.
Several celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to Bourdain after news broke of his suicide. Most notably, another celebrity chef expressed his shock and urged anyone suffering from depression to seek help.
Chrissy Teigen, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Lin-Manuel Miranda also paid their respects online.
If you or a loved one is suffering from depression and need someone to speak to, remember the suicide prevention hotline is available 24/7, and the phone number is 1-800-273-8255.