Rose McGowan and Olivia Munn lead Hollywood tributes for Anthony Bourdain following news of his apparent suicide

Hanna Flint
Rose McGowan and Olivia Munn lead Hollywood tributes to Anthony Bourdain

The death of Anthony Bourdain has led to an outpouring of tributes all over the world, especially from Hollywood.

Bourdain, 61, allegedly took his own life while in France working on his travel and food show, Parts Unknown, and was discovered dead in his hotel room by his friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert.

The TV chef was famously in a relationship with actress-turned-director Asia Argento and her friend Olivia Munn is one of many who have posted a message in condolences.

“My heart is broken for my sweet friend Asia Argento,” Munn tweeted with a broken heart emoji after Anthony’s name.

Rose McGowan posted a tearful video after learning of her friend’s death urging people to not make a “permanent solution to a temporary problem” by taking their own life.

“Anthony I am so mad at you,” Rose tweeted. “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.”

Argento has posted a message of grief to Twitter about the death of her boyfriend, who she has been with for since early 2017.

“Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did,” her statement read. “His brilliant fearless spirit touched and inspired many, and his generosity knew no bounds.

“He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated.”

He was a vocal supporter of her after she revealed that she had been one of Harvey Weinstein’s victims, claiming that he raped her.

Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones also shared her shock and sadness at Bourdain’s death and urged people who suffer from mental health to ask for help.

Ready Player One and Master of None star Lena Waithe said she would miss watching Anthony’s show which reminded people “to try new things and embrace people we’ve never met.”

Shameless actress Emmy Rossum said “this world doesn’t make sense today,” after learning of Bourdain’s death.

Comedian and The Problem With Apu filmmaker Hari Kondabalu and Mia Farrow also shared Twitter posters about the TV chef’s death.


CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death in a statement on Friday:

“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”

Bourdain is survived by his daughter Ariana, 11.

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