Sunday, 17 June, 2018

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

Famed Chef Anthony Bourdain dead, CNN reports Girlfriend Asia Argento remembers Anthony Bourdain's 'brilliant, fearless spirit' and other tributes
Stacy Diaz | 13 June, 2018, 12:01

Bourdain had a daughter, 11-year-old Ariane, from his relationship with ex-wife Ottavia Busia. Busia directly addressed the caption to her late ex-husband: "Our little girl had her concert today. She was incredible. So strong and courageous", Ottavia captioned her Instagram post.

"We are asking you to be better, to look deeper, to read and learn about mental illness, suicide and depression before you make it worse for survivors by judging that which we do not understand, that which can never fully be understood", she says.

"Anthony would never have wanted Asia to be hurt, I'd like to think he would want us to have the collective conversation that needs to be had about depression", she wrote. "Like, he was insane in love with her, insane being the keyword".

The famed cook, writer and host of the CNN series Parts Unknown killed himself Friday in a luxury hotel in the ancient village of Kaysersberg, Christian de Rocquigny, the prosecutor of Colmar in France's eastern Alsace region, told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "I am beyond devastated".

CNN's Kate Bolduan teared up as she reported on her colleague's death. "His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller".

Since Anthony Bourdain's death last week at the age of 61, fans of the man who influenced America's palate and approach to travel have been turning to the vault of television programming that he left behind.

"My thoughts are with his family", Argento said. He was divorced twice and has a daughter from his second marriage.

The first eight seasons of "Parts Unknown" are now streaming on Netflix for the forseeable future. He featured musicians such as Ted Nugent and the Black Keys on his shows and wrote fondly about the punk music-Dead Boys, Richard Hell, Ramones, Television-he played in the kitchen during his pre-television career as a NY chef. Bourdain was filming an episode of the show in France when he died.

If you are ever feeling alone, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: "1 (800) 273-8255", the chef tweeted.

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, resources are available. They served as each other's rocks during their individual struggles with depression and suicidal thinking, McGowan claimed.