Val Kilmer mourns Anthony Bourdain in bizarre statement, terms the chef 'selfish' for taking his own life
Bourdain was found hanging in his hotel room in France, where he was shooting an upcoming episode of his award winning CNN show Parts Unknown
Several celebrities and loved ones of the late Anthony Bourdain took to social media to mourn his death from alleged suicide.
The news came as a shock to almost everyone, but actor Van Kilmer's reaction to it was even more shocking. In a bizzare Facebook statement, the actor went on a rant about how "selfish" the chef was for taking his own life.
“#anthonybourdainisdead” began Kilmer, 58. “Oh the darkness. Oh the dark thick pain of loss. The selfishness. How many moments away were you from feeling the love that was universal. From every corner of the world you were loved. So selfish. You’ve given us cause to be so angry."
Having been battling a horrific throat cancer for two years now, Kilmer also added that according to a spiritual guide he once had, taking one’s own life is the “most selfish act a human can execute.”
“So what? I hear you took your life in paris. What hotel? Did you relapse? Did you just get home from the best meal of your life? Did you cheat on your girl,” continued Kilmer, in his shocking bashing of the chef who took his own life at the age of 61 years.
“Those of us that knew you are shocked and angry and angry and angry selfishly angry, for what you just did to us. Millions I should think. At least a million people like me who imagine they know you. Some imagine they know you even well. But you heard that phone ringing, you felt it buzzing in your coat or pants pocket, vibrating a million times, but you didn’t answer it. You let it ring out,” he wrote, blatantly accusing the late chef of being oblivious to his loved ones.
As per reports, Eric Ripert, with whom Bourdain was shooting for an upcoming episode of his award winning CNN show 'Parts Unknown' found him hanged inside his hotel room in France on Friday, June 8.
“Did you bleed out? Did you suffocate? Did you jump. No you didn’t jump. Is it important we know how you did it? No. But that you did it. One of the tentative titles of my new studio is Bourdains. Because you’ve come to realize and exemplify a steady however dim hope, that history is bending towards justice," he added.
Kilmer then stated his own example of battling cancer, saying: “Would you have taken your life two years ago when like me you were unable to take in food and move it with your tongue over your taste buds because your tongue was too swollen? Is too swollen. I think and dream and plan on eating and tasting and enjoying every meal I’ve ever enjoyed and every meal I’ve learned to enjoy in my imagination, Altho I’ve never met a meal I didn’t like in the last 40 years except anything with too much cilantro.”
In continuation, he said: “Was that it? You woke up and realized you were no longer hungry. And that even with a young daughter at home you would never be hungry enough again to want to take in breath.”
Bourdain's strained relationship with his father was addressed in Kilmer's statement too. “Was your father’s hate so still so present as to cloud over every last sunny moment of every single damn day Anthony. Oh darkness,” he wrote.
“You could have and should have given it one more shot. Sometimes we must live in service to another’s life and live with no hope of equality. Life isn’t fair that way. Who says you had a right to take away all this love from us so soon? Oh the darkness. The darkness on the edge of town,” wrote the heartbroken Kilmer.
“You left too soon my friend. I fell asleep to watching you enjoy Uruguay last night. It was a rerun but I always find something I didn’t see before… you left too soon. And I’m going to prove it…” he concluded.