Model and actress Rose McGowan mourned the loss of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.
“To those considering suicide, please don’t,” McGowan post in a video on Twitter, People reported. “Please call for help because its a permanent solution to a temporary problem, it’s not forever, and the world will not be better off without you.”
Reports indicate that Bourdain took his own life in a Paris hotel room.
“Oh, Asia Argento you’ve been through so much, Anthony, why?” McGowan said between crying bouts, referring to his girlfriend. “Please call suicide [the] hotline, this will affect people all over the globe, because Bourdain was international.”
“He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated,” Argento, an actress, wrote in a tweet.
The actress and author wrote: “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,” according to the New York Post.
CNN, his employer, wrote in a statement that he was found dead of a suicide. It said he was working in France for an episode of his show, “Parts Unknown,” which aired on the network.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network said. “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.”
CNN’s Brian Stelter reported that he had hanged himself in his room.
A French prosecutor also confirmed his death.
“At this stage, we have no reason to suspect foul play,” Christian de Rocquigny du Fayel was quoted as saying by NPR.
His death comes just days after fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead of an apparent suicide in New York City.
If you’re in an emergency in the US or Canada, please call 911. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255. Young people can call the Kids Help Phone on 1-800-668-6868.
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