Rose McGowan breaks down over Anthony Bourdain's death

Hanna Flint
Contributor

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.”

Rose McGowan breaks down in a video tribute she left for her friend Anthony Bourdain. Source: Twitter/RoseMcGowan

“I have a message for those considering suicide as a solution to a temporary problem. Please call a hotline. Please reach out.”

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.

Rose McGowan and Anthony Bourdain, seen here in November 2017, became friends when he supported her throughout the claims she was assaulted by Harvey Weinstein. Source: Backgrid

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 Bourdain leaves behind girlfriend Asia, pictured, and his 11-year-old daughter. Source: Getty

“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”.


And one of Asia’s closest friend’s, Olivia Munn, said she was “broken” for her friend.


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.

If you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, seek support and information by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14, Mensline on 1300 789 978, or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800


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