Depression killed Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, Deepika Padukone


In the wake of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain’s death, Deepika Padukone claimed that the two successful people Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain did not commit suicide, depression killed them.

She wrote in her long post, “Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide. Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain were pioneers in their respective fields. They both carved a niche for themselves by doing the unexpected. They not only changed the world of fashion and food forever but were also loved by millions across the world. To the outside world, they seemed 'happy'. They seemingly 'had it all'. Then how did they 'fall' into depression?" read an excerpt from Deepika's post.

In the post, originally shared on the Instagram handle of Live Love Laugh Foundation, Deepika touched upon some critical points about the illness. "The element of depression is grossly misunderstood is the belief that you have control over your illness. In reality, you don't. The illness will creep into your life, and if left untreated, may completely engulf you. You are not in the driver's seat anymore, the illness is. It will tell you where to go, what to eat and when to sleep," her post stated.

"Depression today is a growing epidemic, yet there is so much stigma attached to it that individuals are often dissuaded from seeking help. Asking someone to just 'snap out of it' is the equivalent of telling someone with a broken leg to continue walking," the post continued to read. "Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain were pioneers in their respective fields. They both carved a niche for themselves by doing the unexpected. They not only changed the world of fashion and food forever but were also loved by millions across the world. To the outside world, they seemed 'happy'. They seemingly 'had it all'. Then how did they 'fall' into depression?" read an excerpt from Deepika's post.


In an interview to a news channel, the actress had earlier said, "I had won all my awards and you know all the appreciation for 2013, everything had happened and it was a great time and obviously at once one gonna think like why is she depressed, she has everything going for her. But, I woke up one morning just feeling empty you know like this pittish feeling in my stomach that I was telling them that I get this pittish feeling in my stomach. I woke up like feeling directionless, I didn't know where to go, I didn't know what to do and I had these bouts of feeling so low that I would just start crying at the drop of the hat."