Rose McGowan defends Chef Bourdain’s choice to commit suicide

Last Updated: Jun 13 2018 12:47

HOLLYWOOD- Actress Rose McGowan has defended celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s choice to commit suicide, saying taking one’s life is a personal choice.

Bourdain, 61, died of suicide last week. He was in France filming an episode of his Emmy award winning CNN food and travel programme.

“I know so many around the world thought of Anthony Bourdain as a friend and when a friend dies, it hurts... Many of these people who lost their ‘friend’ are wanting to lash out and blame. You must not sink to that level. Suicide is a horrible choice, but it is that person’s choice,” McGowan wrote in a lengthy letter.

McGowan also talked about Italian actress Asia Argento’s relationship with the chef and urged people not to blame her for his death.

“It is in no way fair or acceptable to blame her or anyone else, not even Anthony. We are asking you to be better, to look deeper, to read and learn about mental illness, suicide and depression before you make it worse for survivors by judging that which we do not understand, that which can never fully be understood.”