Bourdain Still Dead After Six Months
by C. L. Cook - Pacific Free Press
December 12, 2018
"Anxiety and depression are normal reactions to circumstances that are profoundly disordered: when lies are promoted as truth, ugliness as beauty, and fear is your motivation. Do not medicalize your pain: fight back. You will die anyway, but give yourself a reason to live." ~ Werner Twertzog sez
Fishing through the head-side newspaper rack for a cryptic crossword to take into the bath, I came across an aged, single, yellowing page of the 'Life' section of a local rag.
The challenge puzzles long done, I settled into the tub anyway with the Jumble and a standard, ten-minute Grid-for-Dummies. Eleven minutes later I turned the page, hoping to see what I knew wasn't on the other side, another puzzle.
Instead, there below a large photograph of Anthony Bourdain, were a pair of articles, obituaries of the feted author, famous television show host/producer, and globe-trotting kitchen raconteur found hanged in his suite at the five star, Hotel Le Chambard in Kayserberg, France.
The subhead of the first, a syndicated piece from the Associated Press, informed,
"Chef whose whimsical sense of adventure won millions of fans is thought to have hanged himself at hotel".
A little more than six months from the day, that's how the story remains.
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