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Anthony Bourdain mural goes up in Pensacola, Fla. bringing attention to suicide

Source: Al Showers

A mural is going up on the side of a new Pensacola business set to open soon is attracting a lot of attention.

The mural is a portrait of the late television personality Anthony Bourdain.

Bourdain took his own life two weeks ago shocking his loyal followers.

The image is depicted on the exterior wall of a healthy food restaurant and juice bar that will be called "Live!"

It's located on the corner of North Coyle and West Garden Street in Downtown Pensacola.

The owner says the mural is designed to create awareness for suicide prevention.

"Anthony Bourdain is an example of fame and fortune and money but there is still depression and all that doesn't buy happiness and somebody of that level to take his own life this just creates awareness that there is people out there to help. There is help. There is local help, there is national help. It's out there. You just have to be aware of it," said Ric Kindle, owner of Live!

The mural was created by graffitti artists Nathan Lyle and Brandon Barnhart and it is expected to be complete by Monday.

It will include the National Suicide Prevention Hotline number as well as a text support line for youth.

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