'Stop busting my b***s': Asia Argento's FINAL TEXT to ex Anthony Bourdain before his death revealed
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MANHATTAN, NEW YORK: Anthony Bourdain's last days will be revisited in a new book that claims to reveal some explosive details. Bourdain died by suicide in 2018, shocking his friends and family. Now, a new book had claimed that he had a heated exchange with his ex-girlfriend Asia Argento, just hours before he died by suicide in Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg near Colmar in France. 'Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain' reportedly explores Bourdain's life.
According to the New York Times, the book is an unauthorized biography penned by reporter Charles Leerhsen and is set to release on October 11, 2022. Leerhsen has even included the late chef's text messages as well as his online search history in the book, according to the New York Post. Leerhsen reportedly said that Bourdain's last days were spent in isolation and "injecting steroids, drinking to the point of blackout and visiting prostitutes, and had all but vanished from his 11-year-old daughter’s life." After seeing his ex Asia Argento dancing with journalist Hugo Clement at a hotel in Rome, he decided to confront her. Bourdain texted her, "I am okay." The book confirmed that Bourdain searched Argento's name "hundreds" of times after her pictures with Clement went viral.
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Bourdain's text continued, "I am not spiteful. I am not jealous that you have been with another man. I do not own you. You are free. As I said. As I promised. As I truly meant. But you were careless. You were reckless with my heart. My life." Argento replied, "I can’t take this," to which the celebrity chef replied, "Is there anything I can do?" Argento replied, "Stop busting my b**ls." Bourdain simply texted "Ok," and hung himself hours later.
The book claims that Argento and the travel documentarian fell out of tune because of Bourdain's "possessiveness". However, this unauthorized biography is "drawing criticism from many of his friends and family," as per the Times.
'Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain' is "fabricated," as per Bourdain's family. His brother Christopher told the Times, "Every single thing he writes about relationships and interactions within our family as kids and as adults, he fabricated or got totally wrong."
Christopher went as far as to fight with the publication Simon & Schuster in August 2022, saying that the book was "hurtful and defamatory fiction." However, the publisher replied, "With all due respect, we disagree that the material in the book contains defamatory information, and we stand by our forthcoming publication."
Back in 2018, Argento defended herself and claimed that even Bourdain had cheated on her. In an exclusive DailyMailTV interview, Argento said, "People say I murdered him. They say I killed him. I understand that the world needs to find a reason. I would like to find a reason too. People need to think that he killed himself for something like this. He cheated on me too. It wasn’t a problem for us."