"Tony, I miss you bad," tweeted Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme Thursday. Pitchfork reports the rocker was close with Bourdain and helped write the theme to Parts Unknown. He also made an appearance on an episode of No Reservations, and a scene during the opening of the show apparently upset Homme's young daughter. In it, Bourdain interrupts a singing Homme, seizes his guitar, and smashes it against a tree. Homme took to Twitter Thursday to share the letter Bourdain subsequently sent a "so mad" Camille. "You, with great care, such empathy, such sweetness ... you apologized to a little girl who was defending her daddy," Homme wrote. "Ariane [that's Bourdain's daughter], this was your father."
The letter reads in part, "Know that that was in fact not really Daddy's guitar, and that we were both just playing around. 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." Another portion reads, "I like your Daddy so much, that when an obnoxious superfan of mine ... got in your Daddy’s face—had your Daddy not gently guided him by the thorax to the welcoming arms of security—I would have broken my beer glass across the man's skull and then jabbed the jagged remnants into his ****ing neck. That’s the kind of guy I am. I had your Daddy’s back—just like he had mine. You will learn about these things later—possibly in grammar school." Read the letter in full here. (Bourdain's ex posted a photo of the "brave" Ariane.)