The Music World mourns Anthony Bourdain
Chef, writer, travel show host and social activist Anthony Bourdain sadly passed away at the age of 61. Bourdain was a great lover and champion of music, and many in the music world have taken to social media to pay tribute to him, including Iggy Pop, Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Geoff Rickly of Thursday, Carl Newman of The New Pornographers, Queens of the Stone Age, El-P, Zola Jesus, The Blow, Amy Millan of Stars, John Lurie, RJD2, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Dave Hause, Jimmy Eat World, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Mark Lanegan, Polyvinyl Records, Alex Skolnick, Phantogram, Kevin Morby, Jeff Rosenstock, How to Dress Well, Marky Ramone, Tegan & Sara, and Questlove.
Meanwhile, CNN will air a Remembering Anthony Bourdain special tonight, June 8, at 10 PM and again on Sunday (6/10) at 10 PM, and they’ll air episodes of Parts Unknown on Saturday, June 9.
Read tributes below.
MESSAGE FROM IGGY: “I’m in shock having just heard that Anthony Bourdain has passed away. I loved the guy, and he was a light of kindness and good vibes in my life.
— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) June 8, 2018
Dammit Tony. I’m so sorry. I’m so destroyed. I love you brother. I miss you too much already. My love & condolences to Ariane & Ottaviahttps://t.co/WcTA9wAnfF
— QOTSA (@qotsa) June 8, 2018
damn, i'm straight up gutted about anthony bourdain. he was brave and foxy as shit. his shows were and will continue to be my comfort food.
— ZOLA JESUS (@ZOLAJESUS) June 8, 2018
RIP Anthony Bourdain. You helped so many people to follow their dreams. You started the careers of a bunch of my friends. You were a huge impact on so many of us. xx
— Geoffrey Rickly (@GeoffRickly) June 8, 2018
Damn. Waking up to the news about Anthony Bourdain. Fuck that hurts. No other words, just sadness. Please, if anyone out there needs help… National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) June 8, 2018
rest in peace Anthony Bourdain.
— el-p (@therealelp) June 8, 2018
grateful i got to shake Bourdains hand once. in a time when it feels like distrust, anxiety and fear of the world is rational his show felt like a reminder that it wasn't and that all of that fear stems from simple lack of connection and understanding.
— el-p (@therealelp) June 8, 2018
maybe because I've been in Europe and out of the constant splatter of USA gnarly news im extra sensitive now but Anthony Bourdain's death has me almost in a coma it hurts so bad. The dude was lucid about the world and I can't survive with any less of that.
— The Blow (@thebl0w) June 8, 2018
So sad to hear about Anthony Bourdain. Depression comes in many many forms, it attacks different people in different ways. Tell someone about it. Cling to the raft. Keep going.
— Carl Newman (@ACNewman) June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain’s voice and presence cut through so much of the bullshit and noise and nonsense. Utterly gutted.
— Amy Millan (@amymillan) June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain walked into my home without a hint of ego.
I loved him in seconds.
A truly decent man.
We needed him.
— John Lurie (@lurie_john) June 8, 2018
We were just becoming friends. One of the few people I have been remotely interested in becoming friends with in years.
I am supposed to see him on Wednesday.
This is too fucked
— John Lurie (@lurie_john) June 8, 2018
Man, read a dim statistic on suicide in the US last night, and woke up to Anthony Bourdain’s passing. RIP.
— RJD2 (@rjd2) June 8, 2018
— UMO (@UMO) June 8, 2018
— Dave Hause (@hausedave) June 8, 2018
— Jimmy Eat World (@jimmyeatworld) June 8, 2018
RIP Anthony Bourdain.
I read and loved Kitchen Confidential while I was working as a chef at Groucho St Jude in Glasgow. It was the first book since Down & Out In Paris & London that captured some of the intensity, danger and excitement of life in a kitchen.
— alex kapranos (@alkapranos) June 8, 2018
reposted: @questlovesfood Just saw the news this morning about Anthony Bourdain’s passing. I have so many thoughts about him—memories, emotions, and unanswered questions—that right now it’s sort of a jumble. I feel so thankful for him to introducing me to a world I never knew, the world of food and especially food around the world. It was through Anthony that I learned about the sushi master Jiro Ono was and that recommendation (seeing the Jiro doc & making a pilgrimage to Tokyo by any means necessary) singlehandedly changed the course of my professional and creative life. Anthony also believed, and talked often, about how all forms of creativity were connected: how chefs and drummers and comedians and actors and directors and painters all drew on the same well of thoughts and emotions. That feeling stuck with me. Watching him take trips to faraway lands to get a taste of heaven (and, just as often, to show how life on earth can be hell for people under the thumb of cruel governments or oppressive poverty) was the equivalent of my many trips to obscure record shops continents away. Lastly I’ll miss our endless banter about the merits (or lack therof) of Yacht Rock. Anthony came on Fallon often, and every time he liked to warn me that his walk-on music better have “some umph to it.” He wanted power and attitude. I’d agree with him, and then I’d play another Billy Joel song, which infuriated him. A few years back, to thank him for writing the foreword to my book, I started the ultimate troll project, though I never got to give it to him. We had an “argument” over Herb Alpert’s “Route 101”: I made the case that the song’s good-feeling/good-time vibe couldn’t be denied, and he made the case that he denied it, and the more heated the argument got the more we laughed. I told him imma make him the mother of smooth-pop playlists and then he would see the light. I’m finishing that playlist, and when I do, I’ll name it after him, just so I can imagine that laugh of his.
Holy shit @Bourdain I just found out this is too much – my heart goes out to you loved ones
— anton newcombe (@antonnewcombe) June 8, 2018
I’m heartbroken. @Bourdain was such a positive force in my life and so many others. A great friend and artist. What a sad fucking day
— mark lanegan (@marklanegan) June 8, 2018
.@Bourdain was an inspiration to us all. He made himself open to the world in a way few of us are even capable of.
Sending so much love and positive vibes to his family & friends right now. He touched SO many lives, including our own <3 pic.twitter.com/oxikm3TQRt
— Polyvinyl Record Co. (@Polyvinyl) June 8, 2018
In utter shock right now I’ve been a fan of all things @Bourdain since #KitchenConfidential. He not only elevated the conversation on food, books, music, film etc but also social justice. The way I write (& of course, eat) will be forever impacted by him. #ripanthonybourdain pic.twitter.com/byv3JJdp2A
— Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick) June 8, 2018
Just saw the Bourdain news. Every time, without fail, it's a punch in the gut. Thank you for bringing us so much joy. 800-273-8255
— PHANTOGRAM (@Phantogram) June 8, 2018
Rip Bourdain. Was always so inspired by his passion. Passion for anything is priceless, especially when you share and spread it to the masses. Also – I’ve seen so many small and struggling businesses thrive after getting his praise over the years. Eat something spicy today.
— Kevin Morby (@kevinmorby) June 8, 2018
Thanks Anthony Bourdain for being one of the very few people with a large media platform to encourage fearless exploration of the world, to amplify voices otherwise ignored and to call people on their shit, loudly. Rest easy. ❤️
— Jeff Rosenstock (@jeffrosenstock) June 8, 2018
my heart goes out to anyone feeling suicidal today having to listen to everyone around you talking about how bourdain 'seemed so good' and was 'so successful' etc.
please be careful with yourself today
— ☯ mangled or shredded u decide☯ (@HowToDressWell) June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain was so talented and smart.Loved… https://t.co/EHn8T7MkhI
— Marky Ramone (@MarkyRamone) June 8, 2018
I loved watching Anthony Bourdain talk, eat crazy food, laugh and drink with people from all over the world. It was a comfort to hear his voice when I was in a hotel room late at night channel surfing. Very sad, but grateful for the 61 years he was doing his thing. ❤️
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) June 8, 2018
In case you or someone you know needs support, here are some resources:
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK
Crisis Text Line, the free, nationwide, 24/7 text message service for people in crisis, is here to support. For support in the United States, text HELLO to 741741 or message at facebook.com/CrisisTextLine.
For support outside the US, find resources at http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html