Bourdain: “Why Not Jump Off A Cliff?”

Anthony Bourdain spoke of death only months before suicide

(Lia Eustachewich, Page Six) Four months before he killed himself in a hotel room in France, Anthony Bourdain eerily spoke about death.

“I’m going to pretty much die in the saddle,” he told People magazine in February.

The 61-year-old said he wasn’t planning on retiring from his globe-trotting life any time soon.

“I gave up on that. I’ve tried. I just think I’m just too nervous, neurotic, driven,” he said.

“Why not do this stupid thing, this selfish thing … jump off a cliff”

Despite his busy schedule, Bourdain made sure to carve out five days a month to spend with his 11-year-old daughter, Ariane, who lives with his ex-wife, Ottavia Busia, in Manhattan.

“I’ll go back, see my daughter, unpack, repack, mimic a normal life, which is extraordinarily pleasurable to me,” he said.

Bourdain said the birth of his only child made him feel like he had “some responsibility” to “at least try to live.”

“There have been times, honestly, in my life that I figured, ‘I’ve had a good run — why not just do this stupid thing, this selfish thing … jump off a cliff into water of indeterminate depth,’” he said.

Bourdain also admitted he was once addicted to heroin and cocaine and was drinking too much in his final years working in the restaurant industry … Read the full story at Page Six. Image: Screenshot, Page Six

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