Okay, I'll confess that I never warmed up to Bourdain. Based on the few episodes I saw, and didn't care to see more of, he came across as aloof and I think he treated the locals in the communities with contempt unless they were "somebody" in that community. I know he meant a lot to a lot of people and I don't want to take that from anyone, but I just didn't click with him. Now that we know more about his struggles I can see more of his humanity, and it is utterly sad.