The chef and travel journalist Anthony Bourdain took his life in a French hotel three years ago. Now his friends and family are trying to look back at his life in the new documentary “Roadrunner”.
Anthony Bourdain’s friends and family members have struggled to make sense of his suicide at the age of 61. Now in this documentary, they have tried to reflect on his actual battles over the years. His mother Gladys Bourdain said, “He is absolutely the last person in the world I would have ever dreamed would do something like this.”
Director Morgan Neville made the documentary using some new interviews with Bourdain’s friends and loved ones. The documentary also added some footage that Bourdain recorded before his passing.
Bourdain said in this trailer, “You’re probably going to find out about it anyway. So, here’s a little preemptive truth-telling: There’s no happy ending.”
Though Bourdain was known as a chef, the documentary is not about foods. The restaurateur David Chang says, “It was almost never about the food. It was about Tony learning how to be a better person.”
Bourdain always struggled with addiction issues all over his life. It was an open topic he discussed throughout his career. But an autopsy report revealed that no narcotics were found in his body at the time of his death.