Anthony Bourdain Passes Away Without Ever Visiting Nepal
|Anthony Bourdain was found dead at 61.|
What a really weird way to start the weekend.
Anthony Bourdain, Chef turned author turned celebrity food and culture traveller/blogger who had such shows as No Reservations, The Layover and Parts Unknown, was found dead at his hotel room. The initial report states that it was suicide. [HERE]
I first got to know about his work through my brother, which at that time, much of the Layover series was already out. His dry sense of humor, straight no-non sense, honest narration and that incredible prose-style writing made him an incredible, incredible storyteller. What's really so sad is that he never got to take a whim at Nepalese culture and food after travelling nearby parts of India and Sri Lanka.
|Kitchen Confidential shot Bourdain to the fame he enjoyed later in his life|
It's funny how life can take a turn in a single day. From being a much celebrated chef, writer and presenter and really enjoying what you do to taking your own life and making everyone else feel miserable. It's such a selfish act, yet, in some odd way, I understand. I understand that the way I present to the world isn't exactly the way I feel deep inside. The only person I can't hide my feelings is I, and Bourdain probably knew that all too well. I guess the disappointment comes from the fact that he looked himself in front of the cameras leaving no hint that this could have happened.
What a loss. The world needs more storytellers, not less.