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#237593 9-Jun-2018 00:54
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Apparently found dead in a hotel room in France at age 61. The apparent cause of death - suicide. 

 

I had mixed feelings when watching him. Sometimes I enjoyed his style, sometimes not. I always got the impression he was a tortured soul. Some of his drinking sessions even on air seemed quite excessive to me. 

 

I always feel sad that people feel the only option available to them is to commit suicide.

 

 

 

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  #2032414 9-Jun-2018 07:27
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With lack of better information, and given his history, I'd not be surprised if his death was accidental suicide by overdose.  Especially when travelling.

 

(ie buying "heroin" from not a regular trusted source might result in using heavily cut heroin - boosted back to strength with fentanyl etc)


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  #2032415 9-Jun-2018 07:37
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Fred99:

 

With lack of better information, and given his history, I'd not be surprised if his death was accidental suicide by overdose.  Especially when travelling.

 

(ie buying "heroin" from not a regular trusted source might result in using heavily cut heroin - boosted back to strength with fentanyl etc)

 

 

nope , looks like he hung himself. 

 

 





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  #2032420 9-Jun-2018 07:54
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vexxxboy:

 

Fred99:

 

With lack of better information, and given his history, I'd not be surprised if his death was accidental suicide by overdose.  Especially when travelling.

 

(ie buying "heroin" from not a regular trusted source might result in using heavily cut heroin - boosted back to strength with fentanyl etc)

 

 

nope , looks like he hung himself. 

 

 

Yep - I should have checked TMZ first.

 

(Edit: to say that I'd have been much happier to find out it was accidental - even if it's a crazy thing to "wishfully think" that)


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  #2032483 9-Jun-2018 13:08
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Fred99:

 

vexxxboy:

 

Fred99:

 

With lack of better information, and given his history, I'd not be surprised if his death was accidental suicide by overdose.  Especially when travelling.

 

(ie buying "heroin" from not a regular trusted source might result in using heavily cut heroin - boosted back to strength with fentanyl etc)

 

 

nope , looks like he hung himself. 

 

 

Yep - I should have checked TMZ first.

 

(Edit: to say that I'd have been much happier to find out it was accidental - even if it's a crazy thing to "wishfully think" that)

 

 

I understand the reasoning. I feel the same way.

 

As I said, I have mixed feelings about the man, but it still feels like a loss.

 

 


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  #2032512 9-Jun-2018 13:59
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So sad, I enjoyed his shows. They were similar to Rick Stein but also very different.

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  #2032524 9-Jun-2018 14:03
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What a shame, I enjoyed most of his content. What a loss

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  #2033645 11-Jun-2018 13:04
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Such a shame, he seemed like one of few geniune cooks and not swayed by fame or money...


 
 
 
 


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  #2033656 11-Jun-2018 13:20
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A real foodie.





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  #2033680 11-Jun-2018 13:59
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Pretty sad. I didn't really get too much into his shows, but I respect him in the way he saw that food was a way of bringing people together, and a great way to travel and see new countries/cultures and meet new people.

 

 


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