'Two weeks without you': Asia Argento remembers Anthony Bourdain with a sweet selfie
Anthony Bourdain, who died two weeks ago, was dating Asia Argento or the last two years after separating from his second wife Ottavia Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain's partner Asia Argento posted a sweet message on Instagram, remembering her late boyfriend of two years after his tragic suicide earlier this month. Just two weeks after the celebrated chef, author, and TV personality took his life, the actress and activist took to her social media on Friday and shared a throwback photo of the couple together. Captioning the selfie, she wrote: "Two weeks without you." The photo shows the couple enjoying some personal time in the water together.
Back on June 8, CNN announced Bourdain's death via a post on their official Twitter account. "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," a spokesperson for the network had said in a statement at the time. Bourdain had died from hanging himself in his hotel room in France.
After the news of his alleged suicide broke out, Argento had also taken to her social media to mourn his death. "Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds," Argento wrote. "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."
Bourdain's trip to France was in the process of filming a new episode of his award-winning CNN show, Parts Uknown, with Eric Rupert, the chef of Le Bernardin in New York. It is said that he had skipped dinner prior to his death; it was only when he did not arrive for breakfast the next morning with Rupert, that a receptionist went into his room and found his body.
As for Bourdain's culinary journey, he rose to flame after he published his memoir - Kitchen Confidential - in 2000. The details of what actually brews within the professional kitchens is what elevated the "bad boy chef as a cultural icon," writes The New York Times.
He had always been quite frank about his personal life and struggles with substance abuse, including cocaine, heroin, and several other drugs. In a 2014 episode of “Parts Unknown” he had also revealed that he bought his first bag of heroin all the way back in 1980 when he was just 24.
Bourdain had been married twice and was believed to be dating the Italian actor and director Asia Argento for the past two years. He was married to Ottavia Bourdain before this and the couple had amicably separated in 2016. They share a daughter together.
Kimberly Witherspoon, who was Bourdain's longtime agent, said she was authorized to speak for his ex-wife, Ottavia, and announced that there are no plans for a public funeral "at this time."