Anthony Bourdain died today. Apparently, he committed suicide.
Normally celebrity deaths don't particularly affect me. But I'll be damned if this one doesn't hurt terribly. I greatly admired his books and then his show, first on the Travel Channel, and then on CNN. He was always someone who went to a place and LIVED it, and brought that information back to us. People who may never step foot into those far reaches.
Through culture and food, he explored what it means to be human. And despite our differences, he managed to show that we humans are a lot alike. We all love, we all eat, we all share in our successes and failures with our families and our communities.
Pain like this can touch anyone, in any situation. If you need help, please get it. You don't need to be alone.
As for Anthony Bourdain, I will never forget him.