Anthony Bourdain’s Suicide Prompts Stars to Share Their Own Depression Battles

“I’ve brushed up against this darkness and I know it’s a tempting exit but REACH OUT to ANYONE,” wrote Patton Oswalt

Last Updated: June 8, 2018 @ 12:40 PM

Anthony Bourdain’s suicide stunned the culinary and entertainment world, with an outpouring of reactions from friends, fans and admirers hitting Twitter following news of his death at the age of 61.

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.

Here are some more reactions where folks implore those who need help to actively seek it.