Anatomy of a suicide: Anthony Bourdain’s charismatic, sad life

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Anthony Bourdain stars in Morgan Neville’s documentary, “Roadrunner.”

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The Myrna Loy is showing two fine films: One is a sad tale of the life and death of Anthony Bourdain. The other mixes sadness with joy in telling a true story of gay romance between two Mexican men.

“Roadrunner: A film about Anthony Bourdain” starts with Bourdain talking about death and ends with his suicide at age 61, including a posting by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255.

The documentary is framed as a question: Why did Bourdain take his own life, and what can we learn from his sad journey to help others?

Every generation has its free spirits, who write their own rules, live recklessly and too often self-destruct. Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, Hunter Thompson were all pied pipers whose unconventional lives inspired others while taking a toll on themselves.

Bourdain was a chef who at 43 became a cult hero, thanks

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