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Anthony Bourdain Bought A Painting With A Chilling Title Just Before His Death

Anthony Bourdain Bought A Painting With A Chilling Title Just Before His Death

As the world still reels from the news of Anthony Bourdain's death, it's been revealed that a week or so before he passed away, the renowned chef, author and television host had bought a painting - and its title now seems tragic and chilling all at once.

A tweet from American artist John Lurie dated May 30 2018 reveals the painting that Bourdain had purchased from the artist along with its title: The sky is falling, I am learning to live with it.

The painting itself can be seen in the tweet.

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The artist also paid an emotional tribute to Bourdain, adding that they were just beginning to become friends, in a series of heartfelt tweets earlier today.


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Bourdain was in Strasbourg, France working on his CNN series Parts Unknown, when he was found unresponsive in his hotel room by his friend, the French chef Eric Ripert.

His death at the age of 61, which has been reported as a suicide, has sent shockwaves around the world, and tributes have been pouring in from fans and fellow celebrities alike. Fellow celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay posted a eulogy on Twitter, as did Chrissy Teigen.

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The Hell's Kitchen star wrote: "Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain.

"He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food. Remember that help is always a phone call away."

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Credit: PA

But perhaps the most touching tribute comes from Ed Lavandera at CNN, who wrote: "I think a proper tribute to @Bourdain would be wherever you live, venture across town, across the tracks, to a place you wouldn't normally go and find a place to eat and talk with strangers."

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We'll do just that.

RIP Anthony Bourdain.

'U OK M8?' is an initiative from LADbible in partnership with a range of mental health charities which features a series of films and stories to raise awareness of mental health.

Explore more here and don't suffer in silence. Reach out. It's the brave thing to do.

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Topics: U OK M8, World News, Celebrity, U Ok M8?, Mental Health

Mischa Pearlmen

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]