Rose McGowan has shared an emotionally charged video after learning of Anthony Bourdain’s death, urging people to not make a “permanent solution to a temporary problem” if they’re struggling with mental health.
The celebrity chef died yesterday by suicide, aged 61, while in France working on his travel and food show, Parts Unknown.
“Anthony I am so mad at you,” Rose tweeted. “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.”
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Rose, 44, — who has battled with her own mental health issues after claims she was sexually assaulted by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein — became friends with the culinary master when he showed support over the allegations.
The former Charmed actress isn’t alone in her shock with tributes pouring in from stars since across the globe.
Asia — who dated Anthony since 2017 — took to Twitter to thank him for their time together.
“Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did,” her statement read. “His brilliant fearless spirit touched and inspired many, and his generosity knew no bounds.
“He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated.”
Australian chef Neil Perry took to his Instagram to brand the world “crazier” for the loss.
“Sad day, the world seems to be getting crazier,” he wrote. “RIP Anthony you brought us much joy with writing and TV. I wish you knew we would all be better off with you here with us x
Ready Player One and Master of None star Lena Waithe said she would miss watching Anthony’s show which reminded people “to try new things and embrace people we’ve never met”.
You know why I don’t eat airplane food? Cause Anthony Bourdain told me not to. When he talked. We listened. So sad his sorrow was too much to bear. We’re gonna miss seeing u travel the world & reminding us to try new things and embrace people we’ve never met. #RIPAnthonyBourdain
— Lena Waithe (@LenaWaithe) June 8, 2018
And one of Asia’s closest friend’s, Olivia Munn, said she was “broken” for her friend.
My heart is broken for my sweet friend @AsiaArgento. … Anthony Bourdain
— om (@oliviamunn) June 8, 2018
CNN confirmed Anthony’s death in a statement on Friday:
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”
Bourdain is survived by his daughter Ariana, 11.
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