Earlier this morning, celebrity chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain was found dead at 61 of apparent suicide. Throughout the years, Bourdain used food to encourage people to open their minds, travel the world, and meet different kinds of people — especially ones they may otherwise have little in common with. The news of Bourdain’s death hit many hard, including celebrities who had worked with him or admired his work.
Here are 20 reactions from actors, musicians and figureheads who are mourning the loss of a truly amazing man.
1. Chef Gordan Ramsay not only expressed his sadness, but tweeted a help line for people who may be struggling with depression
Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food. Remember that help is a phone call away US:1-800-273-TALK UK: 116 123
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) June 8, 2018
2. Model and social media personality Chrissy Teigen said what we were all thinking
Anthony. One of my idols. Unapologetic, passionate and one of the best storytellers on the planet. Thank you for making food so exciting. And always standing up for everything right. Horrible. Why why why. Be at peace now 🙁
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 8, 2018
3. President Barrack Obama tweeted a picture worth a thousand words
— Barrack Obama ◌ (@ObamaHitsBack) June 8, 2018
4. Lin-Manuel Miranda shared how Bourdain had changed the way he looked at food
Bourdain's exceptional writing made this one formerly picky, fearful eater very brave and want to try everything and I'll always be grateful for him and the worlds he opened
— 🇵🇷 Lin-Manuel Miranda 🏳️🌈 (@Lin_Manuel) June 8, 2018
5. Actor and Dancer Harry Shum Jr. shared just how much Bourdain meant to him
I am floored by the tragic news of Anthony Bourdain. One of the few who could transport me through his words & really search for understand of other cultures with his unique perspective and relationship with food. I’m sorry you were in so much pain. Love to his family.
— Harry Shum Jr (@HarryShumJr) June 8, 2018
6. Actress Melissa Fumero also tweeted about how Bourdain’s life — and death — affected her
Anthony Bourdain’s shows sparked my own passion for food and travel, and experiencing culture through food. So shocked and heartbroken for him and his loved ones. Damn.
— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) June 8, 2018
7. Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson shared a photo and a sweet epitaph
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 8, 2018
8. Model Hailey Baldwin was too shocked to say much
Anthony Bourdain 😭💔
— Hailey Baldwin (@haileybaldwin) June 8, 2018
9. Writer Lauren Duca left the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for anyone who may need it
If you need it, after hearing of *Anthony Bourdain's death or because of something else entirely, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255. You can also text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741. People are standing by, ready to help without judgement.
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) June 8, 2018
10. Actor Andy Richter touched upon Bourdain’s “beautiful legacy”
Tony Bourdain started out feeding people, and then moved on to showcasing the foreign in a way that forced us to face the similarity of all humanness. He leaves a beautiful legacy.
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) June 8, 2018
11. Actor Patton Oswalt didn’t mention Bourdain by name, but he did leave the National Suicide Hotline for people who may need it
National Suicide Hotline
1 800 273 8255
I’ve brushed up against this darkness and I know it’s a tempting exit but REACH OUT to ANYONE. Stay on this side of it — in the light and warmth. Where you get to try again, every day.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 8, 2018
12. Actress and comedian Chelsea Peretti said what we were all thinking
FUCK im about to cry over bourdain goddammit why
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) June 8, 2018
13. Actress Lena Waithe explained just how influential Bourdain truly was
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
14. Musician Questlove’s message was simple but relatable
— T'Questlove (@questlove) June 8, 2018
15. Filmmaker Lexi Alexander highlighted just a few of the wonderful things Bourdain contributed to the world
RIP Anthony Bourdain. Friend of Palestine. Great ally to women. This is an unbelievable loss. https://t.co/dlX7PDL149
— Lexi Alexander (@Lexialex) June 8, 2018
16. Rose McGowan left a tearful video for anyone thinking of committing suicide
Anthony I am so mad at you. 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. Asia needed you, Anthony. We needed you. Please come back. pic.twitter.com/kqOEdJ80h9
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 8, 2018
17. Comedian Jenny Yang also spoke of Bourdain’s legacy in the world
Bourdain never treated our food like he "discovered" it. He kicked it with grandma because he knew that HE was the one that needed to catch up to our brilliance.
I wish so much for his legacy to take hold in western (mostly white) food media culture. What a loss. I'm so sad.
— Jenny Yang 👲🏼👲🏼👲🏼 (@jennyyangtv) June 8, 2018
18. Actor Jonah Ray Rodrigues tweeted heartfelt memories he had of Bourdain, including this clip
I was obsessed with Anthony Bourdain. So I made a show parodying his called Hidden America. I was lucky enough that he agreed to be on the second season. His only request was that he wanted to play a shittier, more bafoonish version of himself. Here’s some clips 1/3 pic.twitter.com/yqXsji6d4D
— Jonah Ray Rodrigues (@jonahray) June 8, 2018
19. Writer Dana Schwartz explained why his death hit so hard
The Anthony Bourdain news feels uniquely heartbreaking, because he seemed to have such a zest for life—for human kindness, for exploring, for discovering new things. Depression can be bigger than all of that.
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) June 8, 2018
20. Actress Felicia Day took a moment to remember his “sense of adventure, celebration of uniqueness and joi de vivre”
I’m so gutted by Anthony Bourdain’s passing because he embodied a sense of adventure, celebration of uniqueness and joi de vivre I was so inspired by. Goes to show that even if you travel to the ends of the earth, you cannot escape your own mind’s torment.
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) June 8, 2018