Anthony Bourdain’s Girlfriend Speaks Out After His Death

By Jack Phillips

Anthony Bourdain’s girlfriend, the actress Asia Argento, spoke out after the celebrity chef reportedly killed himself in France.

Argento released a statement on Friday afternoon, saying that “Anthony gave all of himself in everything he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds.”

“He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine,” the 42-year-old tweeted.

Bourdain hanged himself in a French hotel at the age of 61, according to reports. Friend Eric Ripert found his body on Friday, the New York Post reported.

“Tony was an exceptional talent,” CNN President Jeff Zucker told employees, CNN reported. “Tony will be greatly missed not only for his work but also for the passion with which he did it.”

Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” aired on CNN. He was reportedly filming an episode when he died.

In a statement to People magazine, the U.S. Embassy in Paris wrote: “We can confirm the death of Anthony Bourdain in the Haut-Rhin department of France. We extend our sincere condolences to friends and family. We stand ready to provide appropriate consular service. Out of respect for the family at this difficult time we have no further comment.”

Bourdain leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter, Ariane.


If you’re in an emergency in the US or Canada, please call 911. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255. Young people can call the Kids Help Phone on 1-800-668-6868.

 

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