I must say he definitely made the show “Parts Unknown” very interesting. I liked the authenticity of the man’s personality. He didn’t seemed to try to pretend to be someone he wasn’t. He admitted he did it all during his youth. Drugs, alcohol, wild sex life, I won’t say that’s the right way to live but I’ll say it’s the authentic way to live if that’s who you are. Be who you are and don’t try to pretend to be someone else.
I liked the show because I learned a lot about parts of the world that wasn’t commonly shown on tours of that particular city. And apparently lots of other people did too.
He visited neighborhoods and places in a city that others didn’t consider glamor or important enough to step foot in. Let alone sit and chat with the locals. Yes, I know it was staged. All shows are. Even so -called reality shows are staged. Well, today he was found dead at 61 in his apartment. Apparently it was suicide.
I guess this goes to show no matter how upbeat, cheerful and having it all together a person may seems on the outside we never know what’s going on beneath the surface.
Anyone in crisis, or who knows someone in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.