Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Anthony Bourdain's daughter, 11, performs at concert days after his death

Anthony Bourdain's daughter, 11, performs at concert days after his death

Bourdain and Argento met on the set of the chef's award-winning TV series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown in 2016 - the same year that Bourdain split with his wife Ottavia Busia, with whom he shared a daughter. But now, "in retrospect, I don't know that I would do that today - now that I'm a dad or reasonably happy". "She was fantastic. So strong and courageous", Busia-Bourdain wrote. "She wore the boots you bought her", she said, referring to the profusely studded, knee-high footwear. I hope you are having a good trip, wherever you are, ' wrote Ottavia Busia.

Bourdain, the host of CNN's "Parts Unknown", was found dead on Friday morning in his room at a luxury hotel in the tiny village of Kaysersberg in the Alsace region of northeast France.

"His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much".

Since splitting with Busia in 2016, Bourdain had been dating Italian actress Asia Argento for the past year. In a statement on Twitter, Argento said she was "beyond devastated".

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Fans of the Bourdain family took to the comments section to voice their support, with one supporter writing: "Thoughts and prayers for your daughter and you as you navigate the water ahead".

Bourdain himself had documented his own history of suicidal thinking and self-destructive behavior in his books and in interviews. They laughed, they loved and he was her rock during the hardships of this past year.

The Travel Channel has extended encore episodes of "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" on Tuesday nights. I see Elizabeth Taylor carrying on filming Cat on a Hot Tin Roof despite her love, her husband, dying in a plane crash.

"My thoughts are with his family", Argento said.

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Shortly after Bourdain's death, celebrity website TMZ reported that Argento had been photographed in Italy holding hands with a photographer, and gossip columnists began asking if relationship problems were to blame for Bourdain's suicide.

The late chef, who became a father at age 50, wrote that "Fatherhood has been an enormous relief, as I am now genetically, instinctually compelled to care more about someone other than myself".

Today also spoke with Bourdain's mother Gladys on Monday, who revealed that she last spoke with her son on Mother's Day.

For more information on suicide prevention, including additional resources and warning signs, you can visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's website.

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