Anthony Bourdain's daughter, 11, in concert after his death


She shared a photo of their daughter, 11-year-old Ariane, along with a message to her ex-husband. The legendary food icon's ex-wife Ottavia posted a photo on Instagram of Ariane writing, "Out little girl had her concert today".

McGowan wrote that she was speaking on behalf of friend Asia Argento, who had been in a relationship with Bourdain since 2017. "She wore the boots you bought her", she said, referring to the profusely studded, knee-high footwear. "He gave me hope for what one's life can become, can be at 61".

"We make fun of each other a lot", Busia shared.

Gladys Bourdain said she felt there was nothing unusual about the extra wait for her son's remains.

With the permission of Anthony Bourdain's girlfriend Asia Argento, Rose McGowan has released to the media a letter that rebukes speculation that Argento and Bourdain were having relationship troubles prior to his suicide, and focuses instead on how the TV journalist and chef long struggled with depression and thoughts about ending his life. Bourdain was married to high school sweetheart Nancy Putkoski from 1985 until separating in the mid-2000s and then divorcing.

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Actresses Asia Argento and Rose McGowan take part in a Me Too-movement march during International Women's Day in Rome in March.

Gladys opened up about Anthony's legacy in a phone interview with Today on Monday, June 11, and revealed that she last spoke to the iconic chef on Mother's Day on May 13. Local authorities confirmed that the cause of death was suicide by hanging. Her mom, the late celebrity chef's ex-wife Ottavia Busia, was there to capture the lovely moment, which was likely an emotional experience for Anthony's only child. "His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds", she said in the statement Friday. "He was my love, my rock, my protector".

While the death of Anthony Bourdain has been met with shock and sadness throughout the world, that pain is especially felt in our community. "I am beyond devastated". My thoughts are with his family. Anthony's depression didn't let him, he put down his armor, and that was very much his choice. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly hard time".

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