Almost a month after his tragic suicide, chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain is still being mourned by those who knew him. Josh Homme, frontman of the band Queens of The Stone Age, shared a lovely letter that Bourdain penned to his now 12-year-old daughter when she was just five.
Bourdain wrote the letter because of an amusing misunderstanding that occurred in 2011 while he and Homme were shooting together for an episode of the show Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. During the shoot, Bourdain smashed one of Homme’s guitars against a tree, much to the chagrin of Homme’s daughter. Once Bourdain realized that he upset the little girl, he wrote a letter of apology.
“Dear Camille, I hear you were very upset with me after seeing the promo for this show, which I filmed recently with your Daddy and his friends,” Bourdain wrote. “You saw me take Daddy’s guitar and smash it against a tree and I’m sure that was upsetting. That this was, in fact, a not-so-subtle homage to the early works of John Landis and John Belushi is something you could have hardly been expected to know, Animal House having been released long before you were born, and I apologize.”
Tony, I miss you bad. Once, Camille was so mad at you. She was defending me. & So were you. Ariane, this was your father. Humbly yours, Joshua pic.twitter.com/sR3mwO5WBI
— QOTSA (@qotsa) June 29, 2018
Bourdain continued writing and noted that the two were just playing around before assuring her that he would never do such a thing in real life.
“In real life, Daddy would have been very angry were I to do such a thing,” he wrote. “And as he is a large man, I strongly suspect I would not still be here to write this letter. I like your Daddy very much. We are friends.”
Homme shared the rest of the letter to the Queens of the Stone Age Twitter account with a caption about missing Bourdain, who shocked the world when he tragically took his own life last month.