Rose McGowan has shared a tearful video message on Twitter in response to the death of Anthony Bourdain on Friday.
“Anthony I am so mad at you,” tweeted McGowan, mentioning Bourdain’s girlfriend, Italian actress Asia Argento. “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.”
In the video, McGowan says, “To those considering suicide, please don’t. Please call for help because it’s a permanent solution to a temporary problem. It’s not forever. And the world will not be better off without you. Oh, Asia Argento, you’ve been through so much… please call suicide hotline. This will affect people all over the globe because Bourdain was international.”
Argento is one of the dozens of women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment. Argento came forward with her accusations against Weinstein as part of Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker piece that ultimately took the disgraced movie mogul down. Bourdain was always supportive of Argento. When Argento came forward with her accusations, Bourdain tweeted, “I am proud and honored to know you. You just did the hardest thing in the world.”
Bourdain died Friday at age 61 as a result of suicide, CNN reported. According to the BBC, his body was found in a hotel room in a Strasbourg, France, where he was shooting an episode for CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” now in its 11th season.
Bourdain was working as executive chef of the New York city restaurant Brasserie Les Halles when he shot to fame with his 2000 tell-all best-seller “Kitchen Confidential.”
Two years later, he launched his first TV show, “A Cook’s Tour,” on the Food Network. Three years later, he joined the Travel Channel with “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations,” picking up two Emmy Awards, and in 2011, hosted “The Layover.”
Watch McGowan’s video message below.
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