Anthony Bourdain’s suicide prompts stars to share their own depression battles

Anthony Bourdain’s suicide stunned the culinary and entertainment world, with an outpouring of reactions from friends, fans and admirers hitting Twitter following the news.

Bourdain’s suicide days comes after fashion designer Kate Spade committed suicide at a New York City apartment. She was 55.

While many paid tribute to the 61-year-old’s storytelling and persona, others used Bourdain’s suicide to share stories of their own battles with depression.

“A couple things I’ve written about my depression & how I’ve grappled with the urge to kill myself,” comedian Rob Delaney wrote on Twitter before linking to his Tumblr page and a 2013 article where he talks about depression. “In recovery suicide is often referred to as “a permanent solution to a temporary problem. We beat it *together*”

“I’ve brushed up against this darkness and I know it’s a tempting exit but REACH OUT to ANYONE,” said Patton Oswalt. “Stay on this side of it — in the light and warmth. Where you get to try again, every day.

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Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many peop… https://t.co/ZIdcW5jLHf
Anthony. One of my idols. Unapologetic, passionate and one of the best storytellers on the planet. Thank you for ma… https://t.co/3iC1qeNlpJ
My deepest condolences to his families and loved ones. He sometimes spoke of his battle with depression. I am sadde… https://t.co/c1c00bKuZ3
Incredibly sad news about Anthony Bourdain. Sending such love to his family, including his CNN family, who must be… https://t.co/brPEDuh4wU
National Suicide Hotline 1 800 273 8255 I’ve brushed up against this darkness and I know it’s a tempting exit but… https://t.co/XlAbitx80I
Truly devastated about @Bourdain. I have no words. Please if you need help, reach out. Call the National Suicide Pr… https://t.co/btzIgTGiIm
This is utterly heartbreaking. Thank you for opening our eyes to parts of the world both cherished and unknown. Wha… https://t.co/6RoOu5G7fr
Anthony Bourdain committed suicide. I feel sick to my stomach. He inspired me to travel the world and get over my f… https://t.co/WHggM6Kj1V
Anthony Bourdain told @nprfreshair in 2016 that experiencing the everyday lives of people around the globe helps gi… https://t.co/W25fZZosEO
Anthony Bourdain, 61 was very dear to me. He was an educator, he was such a foodie who shared his travels, wisdom… https://t.co/lIKOnzUM7u
A friend of @StarTalkRadio. A friend of Food & Culture. A friend to us all. Anthony Bourdain, RIP. (1956-2018). https://t.co/uVqEgldGsL
Here is Anthony Bourdain with a group of children in Gaza. Thank you for shining your light on the dark places. https://t.co/225CETUQZd
Some of us @nytimes old-timers remember being copy-edited by Gladys Bourdain, who would talk so proudly of her son.… https://t.co/tuvPRGUvdN
I know people always roll their eyes at the reaction to celebrity deaths, but for better or worse these people cree… https://t.co/iFlVCN5z73
Anthony Bourdain's episode on Haiti is one of the few things I've watched with my parents. Long after I stopped w… https://t.co/HO6uODDA8o
The thing about Anthony Bourdain was that he enjoyed the simplest meals in the simplest settings the most. Eloquent… https://t.co/T9PfCAZ7tg
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