Josh Homme shares the hilarious letter Anthony Bourdain wrote to his daughter
Anthony Bourdain's suicide death on June 8 rocked the celebrity world and saw an incredible outpouring of grief. The celebrity chef, author, travel documentarian and television celebrity was well-known around the world and respected by peers and fans alike for his calm demeanor and larger-than-life personality. Bourdain also took time out of his busy schedule to religiously reply to any mail that he received, resulting in some very wholesome moments, as Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme's recent post on Twitter revealed.
The QOTS singer shared a personal, heartfelt message he had penned in his good friend's honor. "Tony, I miss you bad," he wrote. "Once, Camille [his young daughter] was so mad at you. She was defending me. & So were you. Defending me. As we had done & would do many times over the years for each other. & you, with great care, such empathy, such sweetness...you apologized to a little girl who was defending her daddy."
To elaborate on the bit where he had 'apologized to a little girl who was defending her daddy, Homme shared a letter that Bourdain had written to Camille after a misunderstanding saw her angry with the chef. During the filming for Homme's episode on 'No Reservation,' he had broken the musician's guitar across a tree, resulting in her being 'very upset' with Bourdain.
In a jovial, hilarious fashion that was typical of the chef, he wrote: "Dear Camille, I hear you were very upset with me after seeing the promo for this show, which I filmed recently with your Daddy and his friends. You saw me take Daddy's guitar and smash it against a tree and I'm sure that was upsetting. That this was, in fact, a not so subtle homage to the early works of John Landis and John Belushi is something you could have hardly been expected to know, Animal House having been released long before you were born, and I apologize."
It continued: "Know that that was in fact, not really Daddy's guitar, and that we were both just playing around. In real life, Daddy would have been very angry were I to do such a thing — and as he is a large man, I strongly suspect I would not still be here to write this letter. I like your Daddy very much. We are friends. Your Daddy was very nice to let me and my camera crew hang out with him all week at all his favorite places and to make totally awesome music for us."
The letter also detailed how Bourdain was great friends with Homme and that they always had each other's back. "I like your Daddy so much, that when an obnoxious superfan of mine at a magical place called Pappy and Harriet's got up in Daddy's face — had your Daddy not gently guided him by the thorax to the welcoming arms of security — I would have broken my beer glass across the man's skull and then jabbed the jagged remnants into his ****ing neck. That's the kind of guy I am. I had your Daddy's back — just like he had mine. You will learn about these things later — possibly in grammar school."
A last paragraph read: "When you watch the show, I hope there is nothing else in there that upsets you. You will surely see how completely brilliant Daddy is at work. You will hear a lot of great music. If you are a foodie, you will probably be terribly disappointed at the change of focus in this week's episode, but at your tender age, I doubt that such a terrible thing as that could have befallen you. Life, for you, is still filled with hope and promise. Yes, Daddy seems to be drinking a lot of tequila on the show. But he never got drunk. Not that I saw anyway. He is a pretty good cook too — though this is something you surely know by now. I cook my daughter grilled cheese sandwiches. What does your Daddy cook you? Sincerely, Anthony."