Anthony Bourdain’s Final Interview Before Tragic Death Tells Us Everything

Anthony Bourdain pulled no punches in his last published interview — imagining Harvey Weinstein‘s death in detail and slamming Bill Clinton as “rapey, gropey and disgusting.”

The celebrity chef and globetrotter, who hanged himself in a French hotel in June, sat down with a writer from in February for a wide-ranging conversation published Sunday — covering politics, his favorite writers, his love life and the revelation he’d started smoking cigarettes again.


“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,” Bourdain said. “He suddenly gets a massive f—king 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,” he added.

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