Gladys Bourdain says he was the ‘last person’ who would ever commit suicide
Speaking out for the first time since the tragic loss of her son, Anthony Bourdain, his mother Gladys has expressed her disbelief that his death was ruled a suicide.
Since Mr. Bourdain’s body was found hanging in a French hotel room last week, with his death ruled a suicide.
According to Mrs. Bordian, Anthony’s best friend, TV chef Eric Ripert, told her that her son as in a “dark mood” in the days prior to his death.
Speaking to the New York Times, Gladys Bourdain, who was an editor at the Times for years, told the newspaper:
“He is absolutely the last person in the world I would have ever dreamed would do something like this.”
Anthony Bourdain “had everything” to live for
Bourdain, the renowned chef, and author whose storytelling and traveling influenced others and embraced different cultures died this week in an apparent suicide.
He was 61 years old.
“He had everything,” his mother told the Times.
“Success beyond his wildest dreams.
“Money beyond his wildest dreams.”
Gladys Bourdain told the Times that Eric Ripert, a French chef and close friend of her son’s, told her that Bourdain “had been in a dark mood these past couple of days.”
Bourdain’s death shocked and saddened the world this week as fans and friends of his expressed the impact he had on their lives and the influential role he had in the restaurant industry.
Restaurant owners and chefs who he visited in his variety of TV shows point to him as a reason for their growing success, and fans took to social media to express how he used his platform to convey empathy and understanding.
Bourdain’s death followed that of Kate Spade, an influential fashion designer who had died in an apparent suicide at age 55.