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Anthony Bourdain Imagines Harvey Weinstein's Death, Speaks On His "Happiest Moments" In Last Interview
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The late author, chef, and television personality also discussed the Clintons, Obama, and raising his daughter.
Anthony Bourdain died by suicide at the age of 61 in June of this year and his passing can still be felt by fans across the world. Now, a previously unreleased interview with the chef — considered to be his last — is out.
In regards to Weinstein, Bourdain begins by saying "As much as I'd like to see him, you know, beaten to death in his cell," before imagining a scenario where the former film producer's death plays out.
"My theory of how he goes is uh, he's brushing his teeth in a bathroom, he's naked in his famous bathrobe, which is flapping open, he's holding his cell phone in one hand because you never know who on the Weinstein board has betrayed him recently, and he’s brushing his teeth — he suddenly gets a massive fucking stroke — he stumbles backwards into the bathtub, where he finds himself um, with his robe open feet sticking out of the tub, and in his last moments of consciousness as he scrolls through his contacts list trying to figure out who he can call, who will actually answer the phone."
"And he dies that way, knowing that no one will help him and that he is not looking his finest at time of death."
Elsewhere in the interview, the television personality speaks on Obama and how even though he found him unconvincing in public, he still would've voted for him again.
"I was always wanting a little more passion, stop halting — the halting, careful speech," Bourdain said. "In person, absolutely the most gracious, graceful, real, funny...he may not have been the greatest president in history, but he's one of the f**king nicest, good, one of the best people we ever had."
Bourdain also spoke about his happiest moments, including his daughter Ariane.
"[My girlfriend] Asia said this to me, 'Children create themselves independently of us,'" he said. "All you can do is show, like in my case, my daughter feels loved. She knows she's loved. She has good self-esteem. Very important. And good martial arts skills. So no man, no boy...can get the better of her. She knows she can take any boy in her age group. That's all I can do as a father. I can't pick all of the things that, you know. I can't. She's so far…ahead of me, I can't pick her music, her boyfriends, whatever, however she's going to turn out. I can give her these basic things."
"I think how resolute she is, how much she wants to change the world, is willing to sacrifice in order to change the world, that's gonna have to come from within," he added.
The rest of the interview can be read here.