Josh Homme Shares Sweet Letter Anthony Bourdain Wrote to His Daughter

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Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age performs at the Forum on Oct. 31, 2014 in Inglewood, Calif. 

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme took to Twitter on Friday (June 29) to share a touching letter from his late pal Anthony Bourdain addressed to the rocker's daughter, Camille.

The letter served as an apology to Camille, who was upset after seeing the chef smash one of her father's guitars during a promo for a Parts Unknown episode. "You saw me take Daddy's guitar and smash it against a tree and I'm sure that was upsetting," he wrote, explaining that it was an Animal House reference, a movie that was released long before she was born. "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."

“Know that that was in fact not really Daddy’s guitar, and that we were both just playing around,” he continued. “Daddy would have been very angry were I to do such a thing – and as he is a large man, I would not still be here to write this letter. I like your Daddy very much. We are friends.”

Homme captioned the post with an equally heartwrenching sentiment: "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."

Following the suicide of Bourdain on June 8, the QOTSA rocker paid tribute to his friend on social media. "Dammit Tony. I’m so sorry. I’m so destroyed. I love you brother."


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